Boy does the kitchen smell good! Today we taught a challah baking class for a local mom and her two daughters, ages 5 and 7. They got to make two batches of our honey whole wheat challah dough (one with raisins and one without) and learn how to make the dough both completely by hand and using a stand mixer with a dough hook. Mom focused on learning how to knead dough by hand, while her daughters both voted for the mixer as their preferred method of dough prep! Thanks to what we call “cooking show magic” a ready made, fully risen batch of dough appeared as soon as the first two batches were mixed and our guests practiced braiding their dough. They brushed the loaves with egg wash and then, while they baked, practiced their braiding skills on strings and learned about all the different shapes for challah.
Finally, the three loaves were done and we eagerly sampled a corner of one of the breads. Our guests went home with three baked loaves plus the dough to make six more. Their freezer will be well stocked!