2019 Free Pesach Bootcamp via ZOOM Chat – March 31st, 2019

Get ready for our 2019 Nishmati Pesach Bootcamp – March 31st, 2019 @ 3pm EST via ZOOM Video Chat! You will learn why we search for leaven, enjoy new recipes and learn how to clean without going crazy in this 1 hour FREE BOOT CAMP class with Rebbetzin Keturah. You will need a password to log into and will need to register via ZOOM Video Chat.

If you know anything about USA Army BOOT CAMPS….this WILL BE A live BOOT CAMP…believe me!

Ladies, register below- there are limited slots available. Once they are filled, we will not be able to accept any last minute people…and it will NOT be on Facebook, only on ZOOM…just warning you now:

 

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/ca264dddda77f30d8c34be5db4a05ad8




The Great Challah Bake Notes

The Great Challah Bake Notes are here! Download the pdf’s below

 

Notes #1

Challah Blessing

Adina’s Easy Challah Recipe

 

 




Adina’s Easy Challah Recipe

Ingredients

1.5 cups WARM water

3 tbsp margarine

1 tbsp dry active yeast

7 tbsp sugar

2 eggs

1/2 tsp salt

3 cups flour

Foil or wrap for your challah

Additional Preferred Toppings (see the bottom of the recipe below)

 

Directions

  1. Mix all the ingredients (except flour) together with the WARM water into a large bowl. Then stir together nicely.

 

TIP: DO NOT USE WATER THAT IS TOO HOT OR IT WILL KILL THE YEAST.

 

2. Next, add the flour and knead everything together using your hands to form the dough. (If too sticky, add a little flour to make it more “doughy”. If too hard, add a little bit of water to soften. You want a perfectly balanced dough.)

 

You can divide the dough into two smaller loaves or keep as one extra large challah.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT A BLESSING FOR REMOVAL OF THE FIRST PIECE OF CHALLAH BEFORE FORMING IT IS DONE HERE. PLEASE REFER TO THE CLASS NOTES.

 

3. After deciding if you would like two small loaves or one big loaf, take the dough that you will use for making one challah loaf and now divide it again into 3 or 4 times. (You should now have 3 or 4 small balls of dough as we will be rolling and then connecting them into one giant braid which is a distinctive characteristic for challah).

4. Using a rolling pin or your hands, roll each ball into a long roll.

 

5. Connect the top of the long rolls together by pinching the dough to seal it into place.

 

It should look like an “octopus”with 3 or 4 long arms pointing out….lol.

 

6. Now braid until the end of the roll and pinch the dough together again to connect and seal the end.

TIP: Making the dough ahead of time and letting it sit 2 hours at a time in between kneading will allow it to fluff up better. Also letting the formed loaf sit under the tea towel for a while before baking will also allow it to fluff better. So try to let your loaf sit for a while before preheating. Patience is key!

7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the bottom of a pan and set challah on top. Cover with a tea towel to keep moist until ready to bake. When the oven is ready, bake until the challah is nice and brown. The time needed is determined by your oven type and elevation but normally between 30 min to 1 hour. (DO NOT BURN BY OVERBAKING!!!!) When finished, let the challah sit to cool down.

 

Optional toppings:

Eggs, honey, powdered sugar, poppy seeds or a mix of “everything” seasoning…

 

For a golden brown top- before putting the loaf into the to oven, crack an egg, mix it and then lightly brush the top of the challah loaf for producing a nice golden color.

 

For sweet challah, add a bit of honey on top halfway the cooking time. When it is finished and still hot, sprinkle the powdered sugar on top.

 

For that everthing bagel taste, brush with your egg mix and then sprinkle the toppings all around.

 

Enjoy!

-Nishmati

 




Honey Chicken Recipe – Kosher Wednesdays!

Honey Chicken Recipe – Kosher Wednesdays!

This is sooo delicious. Enjoy! – Nishmati

 




Easy Challah Recipe

For More challah recipes, visit:

https://www.chabad.org/recipes/recipe_cdo/aid/2147312/jewish/Challah-Bread.htm




#NishmatiGiveaway – Cookbooks

We have our first giveaway and here is your chance to win 1 of 2 cookbooks.

HERE ARE THE RULES:

1. Follow our Instagram, YouTube, or/and Facebook page (extra entry if you follow all 3 pages)

Here’s the link of our pages:

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2. Like one of our video/photo that has a hashtag #NishmatiGiveaway

3. Comment on one of our contest photo and answer this question: what is your favourite food to make?


4. Tell us which prize you’d like to win (Starters&Sides or Kids Cooking)

***There will be only 2 winners (Starters&Sides Cookbook winner and a Kids Cooking Cookbook winner). Winners will be announced during our May Bible Study.

****GIVEAWAY will end on May 2nd at 11:59PM EST