Challah Bread with Raisins

Saidel’s Bakery

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    1

    loaf
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Freekeh, Wild Wheat & Ancient Grains

Freekeh, Wild Wheat & Ancient Grains

By Ruth Nieman

Published 2021

  • About

This is an original recipe from Les Saidel, the master Jewish baker from Israel’s West Bank, who has been baking challah for the Sabbath and festivals for many years. This is his festive round loaf, traditionally baked with raisins for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, signifying the fluidity of the coming year and representing the circle of life. This is an easy all in one method for a challah dough, requiring a large mixing bowl or electric mixer with dough paddle, the