Monday, December 4, 2006

FESTIVE WINTER CHALLAH

I know that I might repeat myself, but "Challah" is one of my favorite Sunday morning breakfast breads and it always meets a big success every time it hits the table. It is such a wonderful speciality that nothing can stop me from gobbling it greedily!

Since, the winter days are approaching and there is already a smell of Christmas in the air, I wanted to adapt my "Challah" recipe in order to make it a little more festive than it is already...

The coriander and cinnamon spice mixture goes awesomely well with the naturally sweet taste of "Challah" and the raisins add an extra festive and healthy aspect to the loaf.

As usual, I baked my bread (see "Challah" recipe) according to my "Ultimate Bread" cookbook and added the following ingredients to the flour mixture/ dry ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 - 2 Tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 - 1 Tsp Ground coriander
  • 2/3 Cup (90g) Raisins or currants
It resulted in a fabulous "Challah" which tasted divinely spicy and had a reminiscent flavor of the winter time festivities!

You can also use the same seasoning when baking other breads such as "Zopf" or any other brioched bread of your choice.

9 comments:

  1. Your chalah is so cute:)

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  2. Challah looks delicious and what a great combination of spices go in there.Wonderful:))

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  3. nothing beats it. i love using it to make what we call "french toast" here, or in france/switzerland "pain perdu".

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  4. Don't worry about repeating yourself, you challah look so good.

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  5. Oui, tu m'as convaincue, je vais essayerla version epicee avec les raisins.

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  6. Super joli ce pain !

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  7. AWOZ: Thanks so much!

    COLETTE CAYENNE: Merci...

    ASHA: Thanks for the compliment, Asha!

    BUREKABOY: You are right ;-)! I've never tried to make "pain perdu" with Challah. Generally, it always disappears before it is stale! Lol... Thanks for the tip.

    GRACIANNE: Many thanks, Gracianne!

    CONFITUREMAISON: Tiens-moi au courant lorsque tu auras testé cette recette. J'aimerais bien avoir ton avis...

    LOUPITI: Merci!

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  8. très joli, j envie d'essayer!

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