The bakeries are back in business
After a week of eating unleavened bread (matzot), life returns to normal.
Plaited bread - challa - has no preservatives but it keeps well because it contains egg. The shiny crust is also due to an ‘egg wash’ brushed on to the dough before baking.
Friday is for Jews who love carbs! I bought a challa loaf at the farmer’s market and am halfway through it. I’m going to...