08.02.2011 04.Adar l, 5771
Sweet or plain, round or elongated, nothing is as festive as halla baked at home.
Halla was the first bread I baked. I was surprised at how easy it was, considering I was a complete novice in the kitchen and had never seen anyone make one; my mother baked delectable cakes but didn’t bake bread. When I mentioned to her that I’d like to try making halla, she advised me to use her friend Dvora Pohl’s recipe for sweet halla. “Dvora makes the best halla,” my mother said, “and you can find the recipe in our organization’s cookbook.”
(The book is What’s Cooking Around the World? by Chug Tzameret of Ezrath Nashim in Jerusalem.) I simply followed the instructions and actually got a real halla that tasted delicious….