I don’t know when it happened, but Challah became my most requested bread around Easter. Italian Catholic, Central American Catholics and Catholics/Buddhists ask for Challah during Easter.
It started with my sister’s mother-in-law, who is Jewish. I baked some for her and then I mentioned it to one of my neighbors and they requested it. Now no matter what religion, it’s my most requested bread around Easter. I like to think it’s because of LA’s diversity and acceptance for different cultural related foods that so many folk want it.
Today I brought it to an Easter brunch and it was devoured. The host said she set some aside to make french toast tomorrow. That’s what makes Challah so versatile: a rich, eggy bread that makes it a perfect base for bread puddings and breakfast pastries.
Happy Easter and Pesach Tov.
What you won’t see driving–Peeple’s Liberation Army–only in Silverlake.