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Recipe: Challah

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Challah at your homegirl!  Here on the BAN blog, baking homemade bread is one of my favorite things to do, and challah is one of my favorite breads to make.  Soft, sweet, eggy, and a multitude of loaf shapes – what’s not to like? In honor of Rosh Hashanah, I baked up this round loaf to bring to work.  I fully realize the irony that the challah will mostly be consumed by fellow carb-loving gentiles like myself.

I’ve tried a few different challah recipes, and have tweaked and adjusted so that the below works consistently for me.  Some things that I favor include using honey instead of sugar, an egg wash that consists of two parts white to one part yolk, hand kneading, resisting the urge to add too much flour to the dough, and a second egg wash halfway through baking.  And I always do the six-strand braid or the round loaf.  Fun times!  But don’t take my word for it, give it a try: Continue Reading

Recipe: Honey Cornbread

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A friend recently extolled the virtues of honey on everyday foods.  While some combinations, such as honey and peanut butter toast, were understandable, I was a bit skeptical of the more novel mash-ups –  honey/pizza and honey/hamburger to name a few (though I admit I’ll will try it out).  Anyway, when thinking of recipes to put together for Thanksgiving week, I thought the addition of honey to my super easy cornbread recipe would be a nice change.  Intrigued? Keep reading…

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