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A Taste of Challah

A Comprehensive Guide to Challah and Bread Baking

by Tamar Ansh

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Who can resist the mouth-watering fragrance of freshly baked challah, wafting through a Jewish home? Yet how many potential bakers are intimidated by the seemingly esoteric art of challah and bread baking?

This book unlocks the secrets of challah baking, making delicious, perfect challos, breads, rolls, and other yeast-dough treats accessible to all. Beautiful photographs, inspiring stories, and easy-to-follow instructions make this a book to treasure-a gift that will enhance every kitchen.

Aside from the heavenly taste and smell of home-made challah, it is a special mitzvah given to women and is a very fulfilling pursuit. This book will clue you in to this soul-satisfying mitzvah and transform you into the baker you never thought you could be!

Includes an indispensable chapter on the Seven Steps to Amazing Challah-an in-depth, kitchen-tested guide to systematically achieve great results and avoid potential pitfalls, plus several illustrated braiding techniques to put finishing touches on your delectable masterpiece.

Watch to learn how to shape beautiful round Challos for Rosh Hashana!


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  • ITEM #: 6754
  • ISBN: 978-158330-922-3
  • Weight: 2.1200 lbs
  • Binding: Hard Cover / 204 pages
  • Published by: Feldheim Publishers

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  • Get it anyway

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    • 3/27/12

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    • B

    I love quality of this hardcover bound volume. It is a comforting book-- the information, the variety of recipes and the beautiful photography. However, at times I find the placement and order of the instructions that are interspersed with small photos, choppy and confusing and a bit frustrating. I need to read the recipes through well before I use them so I don't miss any steps or ingredients. This adds extra time to preparing, but is still worth it.--I've owned my copy for four years!

  • Great for Beginners

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    • 3/26/11

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    • Holly

    As a novice to making Challah, I found this book to be absolutely indispensable. The instructions are well thought out and clear. And most importantly, the end result is so good, that there is never any left over! I can't understand why I was so hesitant to try to make it to begin with.

  • A must have addition to your cookbook collection

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    • 2/27/11

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    • Leah

    I have been making challah for my family for the last 22 years. I have gotten many compliments on it, and yet, I am more than thrilled to add this to my cookbooks. The pictures in it are beautiful and very clear. I have always wanted to learn how to make a six braid challah, and last week on my first try produced the most gorgeous challos. I am also very excited to work my way through the recipes in the book. Whether you are a newly wed or married a long time, this book is one everyone should own!

  • Comprehnsive, beautiful and easy to follow.

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    • 2/27/11

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    • A viewer

    This cookbook is a great addition to any kitchen. I've been making challah for over a decade, but since I started using Tamar Ansh's recipe I have to make larger loaves - my family loves it that much. The book features clear, step-by-step braiding instructions for a slew of different challah's and rolls. For the rest of the week, there are fun and funky bread recipes, and even a few spreads. Stories, tefillos and halachos infuse the cookbook with meaning, while Tamar's chatty tone makes for an easy read. And the just wish they were edible.

  • Great for baking

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    • 2/27/11

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    • leopoldo kahn

    Since I gave this to my wife, she has done wonderful baking... bagels, challa , learned a lot

  • Great for experienced AND the unexperienced

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    • 2/27/11

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    • A viewer

    I must admit that I have been baking challahs for many many years. I didn't think that this book would teach me anything I didn't know already. But, the pictures were so gorgeous so I decided to treat myself.
    I was in for a very pleasant surprise. Tamar taught me many new tips and ideas. There is much more than challah in this book. Besides different yeast dough recipes, the stories - along with prayers and chizuk are very refreshing.
    Just remember that this book contains H-Shem's name, which we usually don't see in a cookbook, so handle it accordingly.
    Wonderful! The aroma of fresh challah is the best.
    Thank you Tamar Ansh and thank you Feldheim!

  • Great book!

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    • 2/6/10

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    • Hendy

    Amazing photos. Not only a cookbook, explains the history of challah baking with tried and tested tips, etc.

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