The Three Challah Hacks You Didn't Know You Needed

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I thought I knew how to make challah. After all, I have been making challah almost every Friday, without fail, for over 10 years — even going so far as to write a book about my journey that was published this past September.  I use the same recipe that my friend Abby shared with me so long ago. Since I wasn’t a baker beforehand, I haven’t felt comfortable deviating from this recipe.

Over time, I wrapped some special moments around the experience each Friday. For example, I now make the challah with intention, purposefully thinking about someone in whose merit this week’s batch will be made for. However, I have remained uncomfortable about changing how I actually make the dough. Until recently.