In an effort to make a sweet new year, and because New Years was on Shabbat, Josh and I thought it was the perfect time to finally break out our brand new bread maker and make some delicious, home made Challah.
Although our cousin has the most amazing Challah recipe on the planet, we decided to use a combo of 2 recipes we found in our recipe books. For our first try at making Challah I'm glad we had a book to follow, but next time we are 100% using Margaret's recipe.
|Using the bread maker recipe for challah made using the bread maker easier for our first try. |
Supplementing it with the 300 Best Bread Machine Recipes cookbook was great too!
|Using the bread machine was very easy in general. |
All we had to was take all of these ingredients...
|Throw them in the machine, choose the 'sweet bread' setting...|
|And sit back to let the magic happen.|
|It was pretty cool to watch the dough be made. |
Really, the bread maker did it's own thing and at the end of 90 minutes we had perfect challah dough.
|We took the mostly risen dough out and let it continue rising...|
|Before I cut it into 3 pieces in order to braid the challah.|
|After letting the dough rise for a another hour, |
Josh put the egg wash on and we let the whole thing cook for another hour.
|Just in time for Shabbat, we had our very first, super yummy, homemade challah.|
Homemade challah. Truly a sweet way to start a sweet new year! Here's to a happy and healthy 2011 to you and yours.