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Monday, October 20, 2008

Bread Baking Babes' October Bread-Challah

Challah bread

It's time for the Bread Baking Babes again, this month it was the turn of Sara, one of our sweetest babes, from I Like To Cook to choose a bread for us to bake and she made a good choice when she decided on Challah bread. I had never made Challah before but now I am happy I have, that is one of the great things with BBB, it forces me to go outside my own habitual hunts and enriches my experience with a lot of new bread recipes to enjoy!

Challah bread

Challah is a beautiful bread, it consists of two plaits or braids placed on top of each other and sprinkled with poppy seeds. The taste is a bit similar to Swedish vetebröd but it's not as sweet so you can make great sandwiches out of it. I baked it last week when my SIL, Görel, was here and as she had already baked it she could give me some useful advice even though she left for Lucca before I had finished. I think she probably had a better time in Lucca than in my kitchen, especially after the dog had stolen one of my Challot (thanks Lin for the plural!) and the air was thick with invectives and such. The bastard dog stole a whole bread but I suppose I, and Sara, should take it as a compliment, it is obviously an irresistible bread! Anyway, there was still one loaf left that I could feed my children with, something they greatly appreciated! So to conclude I can say that the Challah was a success, easy to make and easy to eat and I am sure I will bake it again -Thank You Sara for introducing me to it!
If you too want to bake it and maybe even become a Bread Baking Buddy,click over to Sara's and get the recipe and the instructions. If her BBB post isn't up yet, it's because I live in Europe and she in Canada and she is probably still asleep when I am writing this but I am sure she will post as soon as she can so be patient!

Challah breadwtmk

If you want to see the creations of this month's active Bread Baking Babes, here's the list
: Notitie Van Lien (Lien), My Kitchen In Half-Cups (Tanna), Bake My Day (Karen), Cookie Baker Lynn (Lynn), I like To Cook (Sara) , Grain Doe (Görel), Living On Bread and Water (Monique)

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