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The Foodie Tot Bakes Challah {L’shana Tova 5774}

September 5th, 2013 · 1 Comment

It’s Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, and this year I had a new helper to make the traditional celebratory round challah. We watched a great video to learn the braiding technique (watch here) and the foodie tot begged to help. It looks like a tangled mess when you finish, but then you flip it over and …. voila! A beautiful round braid. Or, a squid, as the tot called it. What can I say, we keep semi-kosher around here. 😉


In the past I’ve just made a regular braid and twisted it into a circle, but the resulting loaves always came out a little lopsided. Here’s this year’s beauty fresh out of the oven:


I use the challah recipe from Peter Reinhart’s Bread Baker’s Apprentice, with double the sugar to make it extra sweet for Rosh Hashanah. Looking for more Jewish holiday recipes? There’s a great group board on Pinterest. L’shana tova to those celebrating!

Tags: cooking with kids · holiday · kids cook monday

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Sandra Goldstein // Dec 3, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Hi Levine, This photo is so cute! It really looks like she did all the hard work in the kitchen! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Only after seeing it on your blog I remembered how much I love Challah. I remember my grandmother making it when I was a kid many odd years ago. It has this unbeatable flavor that cannot be compared with anything else really, doesn’t it? What do you serve your Challah with Levine? I remember having it with hot chocolate for breakfast as a child but would like to find a new use for it now. Thanks