Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hamsa Shaped Challah

I know I saw this hamsa-shaped challah in a book somewhere, but I can't for the life of me remember where.  So I just punted and went for it.  While I'm not the superstitious type and I don't believe in the evil eye, I do own several hamsa necklaces.  Plus, I like shaped challah.

This shape is easy to make, but I'm going to key you in to one thing that I didn't do that I wish I had. Make this shape on your parchment paper (if you use it) or on your baking sheet. It was a bit hard to move.
hamsa1 hamsa2


  1. The Hand shape is traditional for Hoshanna Raba, the day we "receive" the judgement that was sealed on Yom Kippur.