I haven’t actually posted anything about food, just ridiculous videos of Stuart using the filters, more videos of our dog not playing fetch with me, and then even more videos of ducks we found at the bank. Pretty basic stuff not relating to food at all. I promise I’ll get to the food snapchats soon! Unless I find more ducks. Then I’ll post even more duck snapchats….because why wouldn’t you?
I boycotted Snapchat for a long time. It seemed confusing (it still is, tbh), and I didn’t really see the point. But every day I’m finding myself on it more and more. I think people probably just look at my Snapchat for Stuart and Jeff (and the ducks), but I’m more than okay with that. They’re pretty hilariously amazing.
But for real I need someone to show me not only how to use it, but what the point is. I’ll pay you in cookies. Or bread.
Speaking of bread, let’s talk about this challah because it is the stuff dreams are made of! Roasted garlic and rosemary?! Are ya kidding me? Challah is actually the first type of bread I ever made. It’s SO delicious and SO easy to make. I think it’s easy to get intimidated by the beautiful braids challah is known for, but if I can do it, you absolutely can! I definitely consider this a great “beginner’s bread”. Besides being easy to make, it’s super versatile. There are so many different kinds of fillings you can incorporate to give this challah a personality of it’s own.
When I made this particular challah, I was pairing it with a beef stew, so I felt like the garlic and rosemary would blend nicely with the savory spices I was incorporating into the stew. Roasting the garlic before adding it into the challah dough added a perfect depth of flavor that just took this bread over the edge into delicious land. Seriously, I probably ate half of it on my own. Unashamedly.
There are so many great tutorials for braiding challah. The very first time I made challah the braiding was by far the hardest part, but that was honestly just because I had forgotten how to braid in general. Once it clicked again, I was good to go. My favorite challah braiding tutorial is from one of my favorite food resources, The Kitchn. Their tutorial can be found here.