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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…

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Challah Show to Benefit Chai L’Adam

Chai L’Adam The organization that helps thousands of people throughout Israel meet the costs of medical emergencies Invites you to a very special evening L’iluy Nishmat the Sassoon Children Elul – Growing Closer to Hashem Rabbi Gavriel Sassoon & Rosh Hashana – Mitzvas Challah Tamar Ansh Author of the bestseller A Taste of Challah Tips,…

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Challah Tip: When Challahs get Brown too Quickly

My challahs brown too fast. What should I do? Tamar’s answer: If your challahs look like they may burn or are browning too early there are a few things you can do. First of all, check that your oven is on the right setting and temperature. If the temperature of your oven is set too…

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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…

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Help- My Challah Dough Doesn’t Rise Enough

Help- My Challah Dough Doesn’t Rise Enough Today’s question is from a Challah Bytes member, Malki. She asks: Lately I have problems that the dough doesn’t rise enough but maybe this problem can be solved to buy a new package of dry yeast. For how long do you think can dry yeast stay usable it…

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Refreshing and Easy Chol Hamoed Ideas

Refreshing and Easy Chol Hamoed Ideas By Tamar Ansh Question: The meals on Pesach are non stop, Baruch Hashem, but I’m so tired of potatoes or roasted chicken…do you have any ideas that can be put up in a jiffy and are non gebrochs? Thanks so much Answer: I think this is the most universal…

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Fire and safety tips for Chanukah

Fire and safety tips for Chanukah This special fire safety download was prepared by Mrs. Chaya Malka Abramson. Chaya Malka Burn Foundation Author of Who By Fire The download includes: * A poem about how to be careful during Chanukah in your home.* How to prevent burn accidents.* What to do in case of a…

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Bar Mitzvah Musings

Bar Mitzvah Musings I’d like to thank the many of you that wrote me in the past few weeks, or that wrote to wish us mazel tov on our son’s bar mitzvah. Yes, B”H, Hashem helped us and we had an evening reception that was a bar catered by just our family. We all pitched…

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Sweet Challah Toppings

Sweet Challah Toppings Sweet crumble topping 100 grams marg 1/2 cup white sugar 1 cup flour 1 tsp. cinnamon Crumble it together until it’s, well, crumbs. If too mushy, add more sugar another 2 Tablespoons and a bit more flour. Recrumble. If it is too dry, add a bit more margarine. I try not to…

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