Making Challah — A Community Event

| 11/11/2016 9:16:00 AM

Faithful HomesteaderI am not Jewish, but occasionally I attend events in the Jewish community. The most recent was a community challah-making event. It was in a big room filled with men, women, and children working together and making the bread known as challah.

We were told that similar events were going on in 900 countries around the world. It was interesting to be a part of a big community event like that, even if I was a bit of an outsider. I attended with a friend of mine. We had previously learned how to make challah together.

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I am a big bread fan, and I certainly love homemade. The recipe that was used here yielded multiple loaves of bread; I had at least six loaves by the end. The biggest thing is doing the braiding. The woman giving us instructions was impressive with her six braids, but we stuck with a safer three braids. My friend likens it to braiding her daughter’s hair. I am still working on perfecting my braiding, so of course my challah isn’t that pretty.

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Here is the recipe that we used: