ELC’s Jerusalem Challah Bake Recap Video and Feedback-Enjoy the Emek Learning Center‘s challah bake highlights video to see the night in action! Stories that Touch the Heart Thank you to those who sent me warm words and stories of what you experienced at our grand ELC Jerusalem Challah Bake the week of the Shabbos Project. It was so meaningful to me to…
Great Big Jerusalem Challah Bake – Thoughts and Photos-This past Thursday night (Nov. 10, 2016) was one of the highlights of my entire challah demonstration career. I was zocheh to give a challah event – far more than just a demo – in front of around 1,000 women from every walk of life here in Yerushalayim, Ir HaKodesh as part of the worldwide…
The History of Challah-A great treat for you, dear readers! An in depth look at the history of challah by Libi Astaire, published in Mishpacha Magazine. Here’s a short excerpt I found fascinating, as the first appearance of challah in the braided shape we know today: At some point during the 1400s, braided breads using the best available…
How Did You Come to Know so Much About Challah?-How Did You Come to Know so Much About Challah? A Taste of Challah is a cumulative work of many years of baking and experimenting with challah, yeast doughs, and bread, as well as practice with wide variety of techniques for braiding and shaping the dough. I most certainly did not start off knowing anything…
Why an Entire Book on Just Challah?-Why an Entire Book on Just Challah? Bread is a staple food item that every person, in every culture, is familiar with. Challah is unique in that it is a bread item – yet it is also, or maybe even more so, a spiritual item. Bread is a staple food item that every person, in…
Why Did You Write “A Taste of Challah?”-Why did you write “A Taste of Challah?” I’ve been asked this questions many times, especially when I do a live presentation about challah – what prompted me to want to write an entire book on challah. The answer is kind of simple: I didn’t know how to make challah and so I went looking…
Why are so Many Afraid of Baking Challah?-Why are so many scared away from baking challah? What advice do you have for them? I think a lot of people just assume that making your own challahs is a project, a burden, something that will take too long and be too hard to do. Many, many women are also not aware of the…
Why Does Challah Touch the Soul of so Many?-Challah seems to touch the soul of so many…why do you think that is? Because its essence is holy; since it is a mitzvah from our Torah, it is NOT just another baking session. Hafrashas Challah Card and Incredible Challah Recipe... Free Download! Sign up to join hundreds of women worldwide exploring the world of…
Do You Bake Challah Each Week?-Do you bake challah each week? I most certainly try… Most importantly of all, besides praying while you create the challahs, praying when you do the mitzvah and praying that it comes out good (Yes! I do that too!) is to just enjoy the process. It may take a bit longer than a cake, but…
Is Challah Baking Today Different From 100 Years Ago?-Is Challah baking today different from 100 years ago? How? Can’t say that I’m exactly old enough to know the differences myself…but I’m sure it involved different steps since they did not have electric ovens, refrigerators, freezers, and the plethora of ready made flour and materials that we have today. My grandmother, may she live…
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What People Say…
Love Your Cookies!
We love your basic cookie recipe coated in crushed peanuts that came up in Hamodia!
Sheindel, Melbourne, Australia
A Treasure and a Wonderful Treat
Your Pesach Anything's Possible Cookbook ended up being a treasure. I made at least 6 different recipes from this sensational book over Pesach and have yet to try out quite a few more recipes.
I bought MANY MANY cookbooks and subscribe to many cooking magazines and mailing lists but I have NEVER encountered a cookbook whose every page had a new recipe that just demanded to be tried .
I'm sticking to my words- what a treasure and wonderful treat this book has turned out to be. I am an absolute FAN !!
A Memorable Challah Show
Thank you sooooo much for the challah show tonight. My kids loved you and my grandchildren will remember you for a long time... May HaShem bless you and yours with many smachot in good health and with good mazal.
Three Generations Enjoying Challah
I bought two of your challah cookbooks and I gave one to my daughter. Well, here is a picture of my twin grandchildren reaching for the bread we baked. They kept trying to grab the bread and saying "hot" as we snapped pictures! They will be 2 years old in September. Enjoy the photos.
Doesn’t Taste Like Pesach Food
I like the Tamar Ansch book *Pesach: Anything's Possible!* My daughter can't tolerate gluten, so I use many of the recipes during the year. The chocolate chip cookies are AMAZING! This is a Pesach cookbook with excellent recipes, easy ingredients that you already have, aren't an extra potchka, and don't taste like Pesach food!
My Biggest Hits
Thank you so much for the cookbook. I enjoyed it a lot and everything I made came out great. My biggest hit was the stuffed pumpkin squash and the potato kugel with the meat inside!!!
My Grandson’s Favorite
I've been making your non-gebroks butternut squash kugel and mushroom quiches since they first appeared. The squash dish is my grandson's favorite, and with my daughter now gluten free, it's been appearing ever more often! Chag sameach and keep up the good work!
Barbara, New Jersey
Just the Best Ever
Your recipe Yum, Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies are just the best ever. I doubled the recipe as I do for all my cakes and cookies for Pesach. I also chopped up chocolate instead of using chocolate chips. They are absolutely the best ever. I know my children and grandchildren will have a field day and want the recipe.
Muffins How They are Meant to be
I am thrilled with your recipe for Pesach Applesauce Muffins. My daughters usually comment “you reduce the sugar and change the recipe so its not how its meant to be.” I didn’t have to this time, it is all wholemeal flour and so wholesome. Miss Critical goes for them whenever she misses a meal! Thank you so much and keep these healthy recipes coming.
Sheindel, Melbourne, Australia
Stirring Up Recipes with my Grandson!
Thank you for the new release Let My Children Cook. I have just the grandson to share it with. One of our grandsons, Liam is 5 years old and I'm sure he will enjoy some "grandma time" in the kitchen with this new cookbook! …We will let you know what we stir up in the kitchen later this month.
Thank you for Let My Children Cook!
Nancy S.TX, USA
The Highlight of my Trip
The highlight of my trip was your challah class. I have already embarked on making challah for the first time-myself!
Nancy, Boston, MA
Braid Challah With my Eyes Closed
For years I tried braiding challah with six strands following diagrams and instructions in recipe books, but I could not get the hang of it. UNTIL some years ago when you had an article in Binah that included user-friendly diagrams and instructions. After successfully managing using the paper a number of times, I can now do it almost with closed eyes! Not only have you enhanced our Shabbos but you have also boosted my confidence!
WOW, a New Challah Life!
Ive had your book for years BUT I just started following your directions exactly and WOW a new challah life!!! I’ve been making challah for 21 years or more, thank you so much!! I so wasn’t going to do the rolling pin part, but i did and WOW again!!!
Denise, Philadelphia, PA
You are Something Else!
You are something else! Where do you get all the energy???
Such a Lovely Thing
This is such a lovely thing that you're doing, Tamar – ממש מזכה את הרבים! I'm not terribly surprised, you do that quite frequently. And it's an opportunity for me to express my sincere appreciation as one of the "רבים" who benefit from your creative initiatives- Yasher Kochaich.
Consistently Soft and Tasty
I love your challah book because it's so beautifully produced, and so inviting. Your challah recipe is excellent, consistently soft and tasty - amazing considering it has no eggs. My sister tasted it at my house and became converted ... she switched her challah recipe for mine!
Incredible… A Delightful Change
Your Pomegranate Cake and Honey-Wine Salmon were both incredible! My family & guests are bored with the same old Yom Tov foods and these were a delightful change. My guests were thrilled to enjoy something different.
Hindy, Crown Heights, NY
Everything Came Out Great
I want to thank you so much for the Pesach cookbook. I enjoyed it a lot and everything I made came out great. My biggest hits were the stuffed pumpkin squash and the potato kugel with the meat inside!!!