Friday, February 10, 2012

Another Tree-Shaped Challah

On Wednesday for Tu Bishvat I shared with you a great challah from my friend Rabbi Phyllis over at Ima on (and off) the Bima.  I liked her idea that we could extend Tu Bishvat into Shabbat, at least for challah shapes.  So, I decided to make my own tree-shaped challah.

I basically managed to take my worst, most blurry shots of challah ever. Oh well. You get the point. I started with three really long strands. Then I braided them without really closing off the end. At the top, I coiled them a la Croatian Star Challah or Parting of the Sea Challah.
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I decided that there weren't enough co
ils, so I added a few more. (My strands were actually a bit too long, so I tore them and used the ends as the additional coils). I'm thrilled with the result.
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I think it will be really fun to tear apart the strands.
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Shabbat Shalom from our bayit to yours!

4 comments:

  1. Ok that is WAY prettier than mine!!!!

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  2. Aww, thanks :) Seriously, though I never would have even thought about doing it if not for yours. You're still the inspiration! What other shaped chalet can we do?

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  3. Just saw this and absolutely love it! Going to try it next Sabbth since the Challah is already in the oven. Beautiful!

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  4. Thank you! I just made this for Tu B'Shvat this week, just because I found your challah on a Google phone search. It came out wonderfully!

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