Saturday, August 8, 2009

Apple Honey Challah

From Martha Stewart Living, September 2009, page 176, we get an awesome challah, the Jewish celebration bread! This is not extremely hard to do, let's just say moderately difficult. But it does take time. You might want to look at Apple Honey Challah for the slightly modified recipe. In the article, we learn that, "Apples and honey, Rosh Hashanah's symbols of a sweet new year, are perfect additions to a loaf of challah." I have made several challah's before, but not one with apples in it. I am using Pink Lady's - that's what I have - but the recipe calls for "... tart green apples, preferably Granny Smith ...". The sweetness of the Pink Lady and the red blush should be an interesting colorful streak of red.

Be adventuresome and try this bread. It is a real treat for the family and definitely a celebration bread. If anyone wants to comment on this bread and the tradition(s) behind it, please do. Can you add anything about the tradition of challah? I'd love to hear it. Cheers!

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