What’s it all about?
Some call Challa bread the best thing about Jewish food and it’s easy to see why: it’s the ultimate in addictive baked goodness, comfort and sweetness. Challa bread is baked especially for the Sabbath (the day of rest) and is braided in a unique and festive way. It is eaten as part of traditional ceremonies (or any time you crave delicious carbs) and holds special significance in Jewish culture.
What will we cover?
We will make our own Challa from scratch, learn a special technique to braid it (yes, we are going to braid bread!), taste authentic Challa goodness, and talk about its lively and rich significance in Jewish culture.
At the end of the class, you will get your own beautifully braided Challa dough to take home and bake yourself – and the scents of Challa baking in the oven will be sure to fill your house with addictive sweetness. You are welcome.
Who will be teaching?
Sivan Kohn and Lee Gal are two Challa-loving Jewish girls, to whom Challa is not only one of the most beautiful treats to eat – it also hold a special connection to their culture and childhood.
Sivan Kohn is a health scientist who loves to teach at Laneway Learning (about making sense of food labels, food additives and food marketing), but most of all – she loves Challa. You can follow her food labeling and health tips on Facebook and instagram/twitter at @buzzbiomedical.
Lee Gal is a student of naturopathy who is passionate about cooking, and especially cooking from scratch. You can follow her well-being food blog Naturalee or on instagram @livenaturalee.