Lately, I have been posting quite a bit about bread, haven’t I? What can I do when I have an artisanal bakery in the neighbourhood?! I had written about The Baker’s Dozen earlier in TimeOut Mumbai as well as posted about it on the blog. The bakery has now added another bread to its basket – the Jewish Challah. Challah is braided, egg bread, traditionally eaten on Shabbat, the Jewish rest day. Shabbat is observed from Friday sundown to Saturday night; candles are lit to mark the beginning and three festive meals are eaten – the first one on Friday evening beginning with breaking bread i.e. the challah.
The good folks at The Baker's Dozen sent across a loaf for me to try out over this past weekend. The challah arrived, golden and plump and I couldn’t wait to devour it. One bite and I was sold! A sweet, eggy bread with a gleaming crust; it is definitely going on my favourites list. The bread is priced at Rs. 120 for a loaf.