Happy Easter

The most fun part of making Challah--the braiding!

The most fun part of making Challah–the braiding!

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.

Challah using 4 strand braiding--so fun.

Challah using 4 strand braiding–so fun.

Nothing better than fresh baked bread

Nothing better than fresh baked bread

Challah with jam at the Easter Buffet.

Challah with jam at the Easter Buffet.

What you won’t see driving–Peeple’s Liberation Army–only in Silverlake.

The Peeple's Liberation Army

The Peeple’s Liberation Army

 

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