Hello December! Today was an exciting day around our home! We have officially been in this house for one year now. I spent the day packing away Thanksgiving and unpacking Christmas. Most exciting of all, I made homemade challah for the first time ever. I've never even made bread before-- besides like banana breads etc but I mean real bread with yeast and everything.
It came out gorgeous and delicious! I used this recipe from Smitten Kitchen. I have always been intimidated by bread and just yeast in general but finally gave it a try since it's Chanukkah and my husband and I love challah almost as much as we love each other.
The ingredients are basic, the steps are easy, and the most fun part was braiding the bread. I did a three-braid and five-braid loaf and was impressed with my design since it was my first time ever braiding raw dough. I have to admit that this was kind of an all day thing-- but totally worth it. I see lots of fresh-baked challah in our future! Happy Chanukkah everyone!
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