Whole wheat challah for Rosh Hashanah

This 100% whole wheat challah has a secret ingredient that makes it as soft and fluffy as white flour. Only, I'm not sure which it is. I've managed to narrow it down to two, though: a cup of gluten or davening. And I'm pretty sure it's a combination of both. That's right, davening is one … Continue reading Whole wheat challah for Rosh Hashanah

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When Life Hands You Lemons…

Last Shabbos, we counted 20 things that broke in our home this year, totaling some $20,000 in repairs. Ouch. The latest mishap was when we installed a flood control device in our front yard only to find out that the entire pipe under our home needs replaced. The next day, when the oven broke (for … Continue reading When Life Hands You Lemons…

The best chometz you ever tasted

Yes, there's a key in our challah this week. And no, I don't think it will be the source of our wealth. But I do think it will make my kids giggle and squeal when we cut it open. So in honor of the schlissel challah for this Shabbos after Pesach, I'm reposting our foolproof … Continue reading The best chometz you ever tasted

Moist corn bread + corn bread stuffing

Try as I might, I've never managed to make a decent corn bread. It's dry every time. I know what you're thinking. Corn bread is supposed to be dry. Better for dipping in gravy or chili. Sometimes, though, I want to eat the corn bread, just because--without smearing it with butter or chili (and does … Continue reading Moist corn bread + corn bread stuffing

Toasted herb croutons + homemade tomato soup

I once stated in this very blog that my challah recipe is foolproof. That is, unless you leave it in the oven to rise under the pilot light and later turn on the oven to bake your pizza. Oops. I, of course, tried to peel off the crusty top part of my 5lbs. of challah … Continue reading Toasted herb croutons + homemade tomato soup