Cinnamon Swirl Bread

2024-05-15T13:45:38-04:00May 15th, 2024|Categories: Bread, Breakfast/Brunch, Food Columns|Tags: |

As I write this column, it is early April and I am gazing out my window at the falling snow, the sixth snowfall in as many weeks.  Spring arrived last week, but she is nowhere to be found.  I know I should be writing about a springtime recipe for May, but it is cold and [...]

Something For Everyone Challah

2024-01-19T09:02:48-05:00January 19th, 2024|Categories: Bread, Challah, Holidays|

I truly enjoyed making this Something For Everyone Challah tutorial with my grandson Isaac. Pull-apart Something For Everyone Challah is a delightful twist on the traditional Jewish braided challah, offering a unique and interactive experience perfect for gatherings. Follow my recipe for creating a soft, tender challah that easily separates into individual portions, each piece becoming a canvas [...]

Pumpkin Pecan Babkallah

2023-09-29T11:08:47-04:00September 29th, 2023|Categories: Bread, Cakes, Challah, Desserts, Sukkot|

If you’re looking for a showstopper bread to serve during Sukkot, consider making Pupmkin Pecan Babakallah, which is a cross between a babka and a challah, infused with the flavors and warm spices of autumn. With a bit of time and effort to master a special shaping technique, you will be rewarded with this scrumptious [...]

Cinnamon Swirl Challah French Toast

2023-08-03T18:05:02-04:00August 3rd, 2023|Categories: Bread, Breakfast/Brunch, Challah, Shavuot, Yom Kippur|Tags: , |

4 slices of cinnamon swirl challah-homemade if possible* 2 eggs ¼ cup coconut milk ¼ cup of orange juice 2 teaspoons vanilla extract ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg margarine, canola or coconut oil In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, orange juice, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Dip both sides of [...]

Star of David Bundt Challah

2021-08-25T17:22:21-04:00August 23rd, 2021|Categories: Bread, Challah, Rosh Hashanah|Tags: |

Rosh Hashanah is just around the corner, and I’ll be sharing some of my favorite holiday recipes over the next couple of weeks.  I always make a variety of round homemade challahs for the holiday.  This year, I’ll be adding this gorgeous Star of David challah to my repertoire. My husband and I were cleaning [...]

Star Bread

2024-06-04T17:30:34-04:00December 1st, 2018|Categories: Bread, Dairy, Desserts, Food Columns|

It’s the season for gift giving.  To my mind, one of the best ways to show you care is a home-baked gift from your kitchen.  The beauty of home-baked gifts is that they are universally appreciated and enjoyed.  You can make them weeks ahead of time and freeze, then defrost in the fridge the night [...]

Streusel Topped Banana Nutella Bread

2024-04-16T19:16:32-04:00March 1st, 2017|Categories: Bread, Breakfast/Brunch, Cakes, Cupcakes and Muffins, Food Columns|Tags: |

I recently found my kitchen redolent with the aroma of two bunches of overripe bananas, which I knew were headed for the trash bin in another day or two if I didn’t do some quick thinking.  With “quick” being the operative word here, banana quick bread came to mind.  I have a great go-to banana [...]