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Saffron Challah

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HokeyPokey's picture

Saffron Challah

I have been thinking about making challah for a while now. I do like proper Jewish challah, with its lovely soft and buttery texture, seeing the actual folds and strands in each slice. I have tried making challah twice before with mixed results – this time I’ve decided to make up my own recipe, roughly based on my previous attempts, pure sourdough, with saffron and vanilla.

I’ve decided that I like the flavour of brioche better than challah, to me brioche has a stronger flavour (much MUCH more butter in brioche recipe) , however, challah does look pretty and saffron makes things a bit more interesting.




Full recipe and more photos on my blog here


Syd's picture

That's a lovely looking challah.  If you want tons of inspiration in making challah, you should check out Winnish's posts. :)