Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Some freshly baked bread



... Sweet, warm, comforting smell of bread freshly baked by my husband...

... The weather, slowly cooling down, with a pleasant rain today, and such clear, fresh air here in the mountains...

... And still the holidays continue. Ah, the bliss. What a joy it is to not do much, and just be here at home.

I'm looking forward to writing more at the end of Sukkot.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Sukkot! Hag Sameach!!

I love Sukkot. Although I can't say I'm enjoying the bliss of not doing much. All the kids are home from school, which equals cooking and cleaning and tidying round the clock, as well as the traditional nature trips (which I'm not a big fan of, but do for the kids). Then it seems every other day is either a holiday or Shabbat, which means a full day of intense cooking/cleaning. Plus guests come over to see the sukka - gotta make the house presentable for them, and bake some goodies to offer. So by the end of Sukkot I'm really quite ready for a vacation.

I do hope it doesn't rain again this week. Although my grass has turned a nice shade of green, I fear my lovely Sukkot decorations won't be able to weather a real storm.

Your husband's challot look delicious. I have become addicted to baking challot every Shabbat and holiday....it's so simple. I do it for the aroma, actually, I just love the smell of fresh baked challah filling the house. But after I braid mine I twist them into a circle/bun, so that we have less crust and more soft white bread (which is the part we prefer).
Kudos to your hubby for baking bread, I was afraid to try it for years, I thought it was so complex. Little did I know!
Tammy

Mrs. Anna T said...

Tammy, ironically, just after I posted this, we had some family over for a visit - which meant hosting, feeding, entertaining, and cleaning after eight people. So yes. I could use some rest right now. :-)

Lanita said...

Anna,
Your husband's bread looks wonderful. I tried my hand at Challah a couple of weeks ago and my family loved it. We are not Jewish, so I had never made it before, but I think I will be making it regularly now. I just need to get better at braiding it (it sure is different then braiding hair:)

Tammy said...

That bread looks delicious, and beautiful, too!

By the way, is that concrete tile I see on your floor? I have that same tile in my kitchen, lol.

Mrs. Anna T said...

Tammy, yes, that's concrete tile - very commonly used in Israeli homes.

MarkyMark said...

Anna,

You just HAD to make me drool over that YUMMY looking bread of yours! Wish you could send me some... :)

MarkyMark

Anonymous said...

The bread looks delicious! Here, I ran out of flour last week, & was only able to get some more yesterday. I felt so hampered for a few days by the lack of this one very essential ingredient in my pantry!! Anyway, I had decided that the next bread I'd make would be an onion braid, with an egg glaze brushed over & sesame seeds sprinkled on it. So coincidental, Anna, that you should post these pictures of your husband's most recent bread-baking. It will surely provide your household with some very good eating for the next few days. :o)

Brenda

Michelle said...

I love making challa braids! those look really good!

Leah said...

Those look absolutely delicious!

Mrs. Bridget G. said...

Wow that looks good. My friend introduced me to the joys of Jewish food and i love it!

eli said...

Hi Anna;

The breads look very nice!! Could you please post the ingredients and the method of cooking. Would be very grateful.

Eli

Anonymous said...

This has nothing to do with bread or anything but I haven't seen a real recent pregnancy post.

I'm just curious as to whether or not there are any particular Jewish birth rituals that you observe?

I am fascinated by the ways different cultures treat pregnancy and childbirth and so I just thought I'd ask.

Miss J said...

Hi Anna! Those challot look beautiful (and yummy!). We have been making homemade challah for shabbos and holidays for years now and it is so much more delicious and healthy (we grind our own wheat and make half whole wheat/half white challah) than challah from the market. It also fills the home with such a wonderful aroma! My little siblings now associate the smell with a celebration :)

Many blessings, and Happy Sukkot!
Jessica

Anonymous said...

Mrs. T,

We here in Alaska are getting pretty worried about you and your family as you have not posted in so long. We hope all is well and send our prayers your way.

kalaska

Little Missy Homemaker said...

Yummy! I love all the great photos you have posted on your blog. I think I need to ask my husband to teach me (again, I'll write it down this time!) to upload photos from the camera.