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Recent Examples of challah from the Web
But the best thing in the world is Temp Tee on challah, whether a roll or a thick slice, with a little bit of jam.
The aroma was intoxicating — braids of dough formed into challah bread and shortbread cookies with cutouts in the shapes of stars and dreidels baking in several ovens.
Try Dessert DiGregorio's slow-cooker pumpkin challah French toast bake straddles the line of dessert and breakfast.
Sisterhood members also baked pink challah on Oct. 12.
However, the majority of the events will be Challah Bake programs on Oct. 26, designed to attract Jewish girls and women to celebrate Shabbat through learning how to bake challah.
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Place challah in a large roasting pan.
The bakers enjoyed the experience of baking challah for a good cause.
Spread out the challah on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.
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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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