Monday, October 13, 2014

Giving Thanks

Traditionally for Thanksgiving, I host a lunch with turkey and all the trimmings but for the last couple of years, we've been away during Thanksgiving so we have not done that. This year, we decided to have Thanksgiving breakfast with Sharm and her family, Mom and Sophie and Darwin. Breakfast worked because Sophie had to work later today. Sharm said I could made buns or bread so I decided to make wholewheat challah (egg bread). It's a bit more time consuming than a regular loaf of bread but the reward is a soft, tasty bread with an almost creamy texture. Instead of making rolls, I made two braids.

If you are on a low carb diet, that is really too bad. This bread will take a huge amount of willpower - if you can manage it - to resist it. If you love the bread, you'll be well satisfied. Apparently, it makes a great bread pudding but I've not ever had any leftovers that I wanted to use for bread pudding, even though I like it. 

Wholewheat challah dough rising

Finished wholewheat challah