Jewish Challah Bread

Jewish Challah Bread

La Vosh Patisserie is the only place in Brisbane which bakes traditional Jewish Challah Bread each Friday.

ORDERING REQUIREMENTS:

Orders can be placed for Challah bread for Friday pick up -> to allow for production all orders must be in by Thursday Morning.

About Jewish Challah Bread

Challah is a loaf of yeast-risen egg bread that is traditionally eaten by Jews on Shabbat, on ceremonial occasions and during festival holidays. The word “challah” is also used to refer to the portion of dough that is traditionally separated from the rest of the dough before baking.  Challah Bread is often braided using anywhere between two to six strands of dough.

According to Jewish tradition, the three Sabbath meals (Friday night, Saturday lunch, and Saturday late afternoon) and two holiday meals (one at night and lunch the following day) each begin with two complete loaves of bread.  This “double loaf” (in Hebrew: lechem mishneh) commemorates the manna that fell from the heavens when the Israelites wandered in the desert for forty years after the Exodus from Egypt. The manna did not fall on the Sabbath or holidays; instead, a double portion would fall the day before the holiday or sabbath.

Traditional challah recipes use a large number of eggs, fine white flour, water, yeast, and sugar. Modern recipes may use fewer eggs (there are also eggless versions) and may replace white flour with whole wheat, oat, or spelt flour. Sometimes honey or molasses is substituted as a sweetener. The dough is rolled into rope-shaped pieces which are braided and brushed with an egg wash before baking to add a golden sheen. Sometimes raisins are added. Some bakers like to sprinkle sesame or poppy seeds on top for flavor.

Challah is usually parve (containing neither dairy nor meat, important in the laws of Kashrut), unlike brioche and other enriched European breads, which contain butter or milk.

(extracts taken from Wikipedia)

Orders can be placed for Challah bread for Friday pick up -> to allow for production all orders must be in by Thursday Morning.

Contact us for more information or to order your loaf.

 

 

 
 

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