I am one tired gal! Today I made 16 homemade loaves of bread and a batch of caramels all in one day:) I feel extra content with these results because 8 of those loaves were Challah bread and required cutting, rolling, and braiding six strands of bread for each loaf. I have never baked Challah in bread pans before but the experiment was a success.
I had no intention of making caramels today...in fact...I have never made them before. But as I browsed A Christmas Tradition this morning I was drawn in by the step by step photos, the beautiful little helper, and the short recipe description. I had all the necessary ingredients, so, in between batches of bread, I gave it a try:) The recipe turned out oh so yummy but I forgot to add the vanilla at the end....shhhhh....don't tell:)
Stéphane's mother taught me how to make homemade bread several years ago. At the time I had younger children and worked full time. It simply was not my season for bread making. Since moving south and transitioning into stay at home/homeschool mommy, homemade bread has become a staple in our home.
Challah is a Jewish bread that is a served during the Sabbath feast. Kylee and I made our first loaves of this special bread in the fall while studying religious feasts in our homeschool curriculum.
I personally find it fabulous right out of the oven!! It also makes the BEST french toast the following morning:) These loaves will be Christmas presents for some of my hubby's co-workers.
Well folks...the bread was finally cool enough to bag so I am off to get some much needed sleep!!