Monday, September 29, 2008

Challah Back Girl

Yesterday, I made a challah (Jewish traditional egg bread). Me, the girl who misread a recipe for scrambled eggs and accidentally added 2 Tablespoons of black pepper in the mix. OK, I did that when I was 8, but still. The challah looks and smells like bread. I braided it and rolled it into a circle. (It's tradition to have round challahs for Rosh Hashanah, because it symbolizes the year, the life cycle, etc.) Hopefully, my honey-vanilla challah will taste as good as it smells. I hope to take a picture of the challah tonight and post it after the holiday.

I got the recipe from Ariella of Baking and Books; go check it out, her blog is filled with awesomeness.

The challah, and the Martha Stewart honey-walnut cookies, were made last night (both with whole-wheat flour because I had run out of white flour). Yesterday afternoon, my mother taught me how to make her fantastic matzah ball soup. I can't wait to eat it tonight.

Yesterday morning, I made a carrot-zucchini kugel (kugel is usually translated as pudding; it's sort of like a casserole). I also made a vegetable kugel with spinach, carrots, celery, mushroom and onions. The last thing of the morning was making two potato kugels.

I didn't want to make the whole day about cooking. I would have preferred to spread the cooking out over a couple of days, but I did get everything done, so I am proud of myself. :)


Io said...

Oh that all sounds so good. Whe can I come for dinner?
The Sunday NYT mag had a recipe for challah in it and I was seriously considering making some.

Meghan said...

mmmm....that all sounds delicious!! And don't feel bad about your eggs. I once made chocolate mousse and it called for 1 cup of coffee...and I used coffee grinds. It was very gritty :)

Fertilized said...

Oh that does sound YUMMY! and quite inspiring

annacyclopedia said...

Umm, yeah. I'm coming over to your house for supper.

Yum, challah. My mouth is seriously watering right now.

Way to go, you cooking girl!