On Mondays, we bake bread.

Ahhh what a weekend….
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Wait, it’s Monday already?  SAY WHAT??

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On Monday mornings, I typically wake up motivated to tackle a new week.  This morning, I woke up with a burning desire to bake some bread (normal ???).  So I channeled my energy into tackling one of the more intimidating creatures of the gastronomic kingdom….

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One of culinary goals for 2013 is to experiment more with yeast, i.e. bread.  And when I stumbled upon this challah recipe, after wiping the food porn-induced drool from my cheek, I immediately ran to the cupboard to check my ingredient supplies, and sure enough there was a caterpillar-sized packet of yeast just yearning to be transformed into a carbohydrate butterfly.

Observe:

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While I may not have completed everything on my Monday to-do list, I did end the day with a drop dead gorgeous yeasty masterpiece that rivaled some of the best challah to every pass my lips.  CHALLAH!!!

2 thoughts on “On Mondays, we bake bread.

  1. Gretchen Hughes says:

    You carbohydrate butterfly is exquisite !!! Wish I was there try try some. What is the filling inside made of?

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