The Fresh Loaf

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Eli's picture

I finally found time to make Maggie Glezer's levain challah, the taste is amazing, rich, creamy and seems the longer it sits the sweeter it becomes. I didn't get the crumb I had tried to achieve but this is the first attempt. The dough was easy to work with and it worked great with my motherdough levain. It has a very unique taste which I think may be a result of the sourdough and the honey.

This has to be my favorite for a natural levain Challah. The yeasted version is PR's Challah in Crust & Crumb.


Maggie Glezer Challah (all four photos)



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Diastatic Malt Powder

September 21, 2008 - 5:03am -- sharsilber

I have been baking challah bread for about a year and am planning to make about 30 next weekend.  In order to bake a few a day ahead I have been looking into some natural products that extend the bread's shelf life.  Has anyone used dastatic malt powder in their yeast breads?  Does it really help keep it fresher longer?

I would love some input.


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Enjoying a nice piece of challah with a slice of swiss cheese and fresh tomato slices from our garden toms. Was a bit ambitious yesterday and made chocolate almond biscotti and a challah. :)Almond and Chocolate Biscotti Just another Challah

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Reinhart transitional whole-wheat challah

August 14, 2008 - 5:15am -- knit1bake1

Has anyone made either of the wholewheat challah recipes from Reinhart's wholegrain (epoxy) cookbook? I'm interested in making some dough up today for tomorrow. My husband is very resistant to the idea of wholewheat challah - I made the recipe a year ago from the King Arthur whole grain cookbook.  I'll probably start with the transitional recipe, but I'd love to hear from anyone who has experience with whole grain challah.  Thanks!


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