I thought the would be a fitting time to share this recipe seeing as how Hanukkah is coming up. Although I am not Jewish (even though it does run through my blood) I have had the opportunity to try some of the traditional Hanukkah dishes, and boy are they good!
I have been making Challah, or what we call Tresse for years now. When we lived in Switzerland, I would pick one up every Monday morning and my husband and son would have a slice each morning throughout the week.
My husband has a massive OCD complex. He thinks he can do everything better than I can. In most cases he is right, I must admit. When we were preparing for the birth of my daughter, I decided that I wanted to make all of her blankets. Apparently my stitching was not straight enough, so he took over my entire project in order to finish it “correctly”. Now I know what you are thinking, and I assure you he is the manliness of men.
So when I was assembling the Tresse, I was not braiding it tight enough. So guess who took over….hubby wubby as usual. In 2 minutes he had a perfectly braided loaf. This happens Every. Single. Time. Good thing he is good looking and a great husband 😉
This bread is great eaten with a bit of butter or turned into french toast with leftovers. It also makes a mean bread pudding! Note that although the prep time on this is high, 2/3 of it is rising time!