Category: Side Dishes | Blog URL: http://voilawithemily.wordpress.com/2009/11/23/mamas-challah/
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Emily Kotecki
Mama’s challah. Or as my mom calls it: “the BEST challah.” And she’s right. The recipe from start to finish takes time (approximately 3 hours) so I either make it Thursday night or Friday afternoon when I get home. I prefer making it Friday so it’s fresh and warm out of oven; Here’s the secret: you spread a little butter, sprinkle a little salt and you’ve got heaven on earth in the shape of braided bread. Since this makes two loaves we usually have one plain and one raisin. And as anyone who’s anyone knows, challah makes the best french toast and/or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.