Monday, June 6, 2011
M.I.Y. Monday: Challah
I have long been an admirer of these beautiful braided loaves in bakeries and cookbooks, so I thought I would give this recipe a try. While I am not Jewish, nor is it the Sabbath, I do appreciate the symbolism and history baked into this bread. It is good to remember that even in the hardest times Heaven does provide us with manna... although it might not be exactly what we were expecting.
This last week has been hella stressful for me with a sick, but somehow still wild and crazy baby, a to-do list that seems to grow by three items for every item that gets checked off, and several upcoming trips that are going to make checking items off said to-do list even more difficult. I needed to slow down and do something restorative, and baking this Challah was a little bit of manna for my soul. Do you know what is even better than re-centering yourself by baking a beautiful loaf of bread?
The fact that it's really, really yummy!