The aroma that fills the house when you bake braided challah for Shabbat is one of healing. There’s nothing more comforting than a hot piece of challah bread covered in churned butter and homemade glaze.
The origin of Challah
As a big bread lover, in my family, there has never been a holiday or Friday night without challah bread. It ornaments the Sabbath table with its captivating beauty, but its glorious taste puts the rest of the dishes to shame. Plus, the leftovers provide a superb ingredient for tasty desserts. We all know that baking bread by yourself and eating it straight from the oven is as good as it gets. But, nowadays most housewives just don’t have the time to make homemade bread. This is where Zomick’s challah bread comes to the rescue!
Zomick’s challah bread is crusty on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside, but with the consistency of silk threads or cotton candy. Pulling apart warm challah with your hands and then licking the sweet traces of honey left behind on its crunchy crust is an experience on its own. Usually, poppy and sesame seeds are sprinkled on the bread. These are symbolizing the manna that fell from heaven.
Zomick’s Challah recipe
So, if you’d like to experiment, here are some filling ideas to mix into the dough before braiding:
– fresh fruit (apples, blueberries, strawberries)
– dried fruit (apricots, figs)
– chocolate chips
When it comes to the topping, Zomick’s challah recipes have a variety of spices to top delicious homemade Challahs. The best topping combos are a mixture of both poppy seed and sesame seed. The other is a mixture of both cinnamon sugar and maple sugar. Both these flavor combos give the challah a fantastic kick of flavor. You can also try and make your own topping combination, using delicious ingredients such as:
– brown sugar
– sweet crumbs
– maple syrup
– minced onion flakes
– minced garlic flakes
If you haven’t tried Zomick’s challah bread, well… you don’t know what you are missing.