How to Make a Smooth & Perfect Challah Dough-How to Make a Smooth & Perfect Challah Dough Beyond the Recipe For many people following a recipe to make good challahs isn’t enough. They need to know how to have that “feel” that really makes a dough from something hard or lumpy into something smooth, elastic and wonderful to work with, something amazing to…
Round Keter Crown Challah for Rosh Hashana: Free Shaping Video-Keter Crown Challah Video Tutorial Follow along as you shape your challahs, and enjoy beautiful, delicious results! Want more round challah shaping video tutorials? Enter your details below for free access to the challah shaping video tutorials. * indicates required Email Address * Country United States of AmericaAaland IslandsAfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua And BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish…
Challah Tip: Fully Risen and Light in Texture-A reader named Esther sent in her favorite of Tamar’s challah tips: I have been baking challahs for more years than I can remember and have tried all sorts of tips light and fluffy. I have tried: Soda water Punching down the dough in the middle of rising Using “meshaper” And many more The winner…
Special Challah Shape: Two-tone Flower Challahs-Two-tone Flower Challahs I love making these for Shavous. They are so easy to do, look so nice and even come out sort of flower-y shaped. There’s no specific “minhag” to make challahs like a flower for Shavous; it’s rather just something I enjoy doing in honor of Shavous. Make a batch of white dough…
Can I freeze challah dough?-One of the most frequent questions I receive is about freezing challah dough. Can I freeze challah dough? How do I freeze challah dough? People all over the world freeze their challah dough. However, I have found that the dough does not bake the same way once it has been frozen as dough, so I…
Flower Shaped Challah-Flower Shaped Challah Here’s a quick flower shape for your round challahs… a nice idea for Rosh Hashana as well as for Shavous. Ingredients Line a round pan with baking paper. An 8-10 inch round pan is a good idea and size. Cut your dough into six – eight equal parts. Roll each one out…
Easy and Elegant Round Challah Shaping-Easy and Elegant Round Challah Shaping One quick idea that I can share with you here is a very simple but beautiful knot: Make three long strands of dough and then braid them into a simple, regular braid of three. Then, holding this now long braid, knot it into a circle and bring the end…
Egg Glazing Tip-Egg Glazing Tip A nice tip that I can mention here, is that if you’d like your egg glaze to look 100% clean without that “drip” look so many of us have, you blend the eggs in your hand blender first, then smear them on. The egg glaze should go on evenly that way without…
Can I Freeze my Challah Dough?-One of the most often asked questions my readers send me is: Can I freeze my challah dough? To this I answer – it depends. I have heard that many do it and say that it works. Those I’ve heard or read about it from say that they shape the challahs and then freeze them…
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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
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!
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.
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
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.
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 !!
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
You are Something Else!
You are something else! Where do you get all the energy???
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
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!!!
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!
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!
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!!!
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.
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
Love Your Cookies!
We love your basic cookie recipe coated in crushed peanuts that came up in Hamodia!
Sheindel, Melbourne, Australia
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.