In The Secret of Challah, with its clear, step-by-step instructions to making beautiful, delicious challah, you'll find that challah baking is both accessible and fun.
In The Secret of Challah, you will find:
- Proven and tested challah and bread recipes
- The Art of Braiding: a section devoted to teaching you how to shape your own challah and bread, including the traditional six-strand braided challah and the festive rose-shaped challah.
- The deep meaning behind the mitzvah of hafrashat challah, which will give your challah baking a new dimension of holiness.
- A clear explanation of the practical laws of this mitzvah the unique domain of the Jewish woman.
Feed your mind, soul, and family with a cookbook devoted entirely to the mitzvah of baking challah. A chapter on the spiritual side of this essential mitzvah and a step-by-step guide to the details and devotions of separating dough make this beautiful book much more than a collection of recipes.
Gorgeous photographs complement the wealth of baking tips, explanation of challah customs, techniques for fancy braiding, and how-to`s for unusual shapes for holidays and special occasions.
Recipes cover basics like healthy whole wheat, sweet Shabbat, and everyday bread to exotics like egg-free, date-studded and zatar-spiced varieties. The Secret of Challah brings both grandeur and practicality to the mitzvah of challah.