October 1, 2012

Forest Feast: Pomegranate Challah

by Erin Gleeson

The Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur was last week, which continues the season of the Jewish New Year. To celebrate this annual cycle, challah is often formed into a round (instead of being braided) and harvest type foods, like pomegranate, are often eaten. I combined these ideas into a sweet bread, baked with lots of […]

September 6, 2010

Culinography: Rosh Hashana

by Erin Gleeson

Happy New Year! Rosh Hashana is this Wednesday and Thursday and is the beginning of the Hebrew calendar. It also kicks off the Jewish high holidays (or holy days). As a way of sweetening the year ahead, apples and honey are eaten; and instead of baking a regular loaf of challah, loaves are baked round […]

February 20, 2008

Weekend Relaxation – Baking Challah Bread

by Moto Yamamoto

Something about bread baking makes me feel very calm. It takes all day, kneading, resting, kneading, resting, which is almost zen kind of experience. Not that I am religious or anything, so I wouldn’t know the real zen relaxation, but I feel good when baking bread. I just saw a recipe on Food Network, and […]