L'Shana Tova! Happy New Year! This year has been a crazy blur! Teaching third graders both remote and hybrid was no easy feat. I am so glad we are back in person this year, and I no longer have to say "you're on mute" umpteen times a day!
I also got married a month ago!! My husband, Max, is a one of a kind mensch! Of course I found him with the help of Jswipe, a Jewish dating app! After five years together we tied the knot in Duxbury, MA on a perfectly 70 degree day (thankfully no shvitzing with that kind of weather). Now that I am a wife we joke about "stepping up my game" and make more challah because the more challah the merrier!
Recipe: (makes 1 large challah)
4 tbsp honey
3 extra large eggs: 2 for dough, 1 for baste
3 1/2 cups flour
Mix 3/4 cup water, 2 1/4 tsp yeast, and 4 tbsp honey in a mixing bowl. Place in a warm place. This could be next to a window that gets sunlight, or I like to place it in a warm oven and then turn off the oven. Let stand for about 10-15 minutes or until the mixture starts to foam.
Oil the large bowl and then roll the ball of dough in the oil. This prevents the dough from sticking to the bowl as it rises. Place the ball back in the bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Place it in a warm place. Let the bowl sit for about 1-2 hours, or until the dough has doubled in size.