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Recent Examples of challah from the Web
Thick slices of challah bread are stuffed with sautéed apples in this decadent French toast recipe.
Fresh crumbs from challah will be richer, more delicate and lighter than those from a sturdy boule.
Whisk together egg white, 1 teaspoon water and 1 pinch salt; brush over challah.
After making challah, a piece is typically broken off and burned as an offering, Dubov said.
On Sundays during its first summer, a different sort of Jewish community gathered here over challah, cucumber salad and potato casserole.
At Tal's Hummus, shakshouka is served with tahini, pita and challah bread, and a side salad that includes delicious pickles imported from Israel.
Shape: Divide dough into 16 portions for challah, 15 for rolls.
Strangers sit together around tables lit by candles and soft Edison bulbs as a girl prays over the challah bread, and a smoky, toasted scent of curry wafts through the open doors on a crisp, 60-degree Friday night.
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challah Comes From Yiddish
When English speakers first borrowed challah from Yiddish, they couldn't quite settle on a single spelling, so the word showed up in several forms; challah, challa, hallah, and the plural forms challoth, challot, halloth, and hallot were all common enough to merit inclusion in Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged when it was released in 1961. Today, challah and the anglicized plural challahs are the variants that are usually encountered by English speakers. The initial ch of challah is frequently pronounced as a velar fricative, like the ch in the German Buch or the Scottish English loch.
Origin and Etymology of challah
First Known Use: 1907See Words from the same year
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