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How To Make a Shlissel Challah PDF Print E-mail

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The Shabbos after Passover has a traditional special challah – the Shlissel Challah – "key in the challah". Watch Renee Chernin, The Kosher Channel.com, demonstrate how to make this unique challah. Renee Chernin is the author of Cooking for the King - a book filled with "Torah insights, recipes and practical tips to bring majesty to the mundane".

Key_shaped_challahsWhat is Shlissel Challah?
"Shlissel or Key Challah, makes the first challah after Pesach even more special. This is a well observed custom you might want to try for yourself. You can do this by slipping a key directly in the challah, by baking it in the dough or placing it in the braids as you shape. Many even shape their challah to look like a key. Shlissel Challah is a segula, good omen, for parnassa, or livelihood. It's a very interesting custom with many sources and traditions." source: The Kosher Channel.com.

Click here for Renee Chernin's challah recipe, and watch her make it below:

 
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