Feast your eyes on this colorful and daring Rosh Hashanah holiday table that Candy Gabbay whipped up after dashing to the Missoni Target sale last week! Candy is constantly ahead of the trends, it’s no wonder that she pulled this hot table decor together using a MISSONI SHOWER CURTAIN!!!
P.S If your table setting is fun, unique, inspiring, and one of a kind, then we want to see it too!!!! Send it over to marlene (at )thejewishhostess.com!!!
Since the only thing I could find of Missoni in Target was a shower curtain, I had to buy it even though I didn’t need one! So, I decided to turn it into a table cloth and base my table settings around it! It’s so fun and colorful, just like me! I got so many comments on it as my BBM picture, so I decided to share it with your website. The photos are attached, if you have any problems opening it let me know!
I put a solid black tablecloth first. Then took the Missoni reversible shower curtain and placed in center and folded sides up so you would see the black and white pattern along the edge of table. I bought flowers that coordinated with the colors on the curtain and placed them in small circular vases down center of table. Found the exact green from the cloth in plates at Amazing Savings and loved the cool shape. Added black and white napkins, a Missoni candle, and last but not least my outrageous challah cover that I needle pointed myself! As you can see I like color!”
Challah is truly a labor of love that I had the opportunity to experience when I told myself that if I actually ever won a Bosch mixer at a Chinese Auction, I would attempt this grand feat. Miraculously I did win, and I’ve been making my own ever since. I’m so glad that I found this video of Hadassah Sabo Milner braiding a six strand challah which really comes out so much prettier than the traditional three braided challah. This video wins every other one on the ‘net- I watched them all and picked the best one for us all to share. Thanks Hadassah!
There is really nothing better than the feeling of actually making your own dough, watching it rise, punching it down, braiding, brushing egg on top, separating some dough for the prayer, saying the hafrashat challah prayer, baking,cooling, warming it before kiddush, setting the challah on the table with a challah cover, saying hamotzie, dipping in salt (or sugar on the Rosh Hashanah table) and finally watching the head of the rip off pieces (Syrian tradition) and throwing them in age order to each family member to FINALLY watch everyone gobble it up. (WHEW!)
I’ve been making this Whole Wheat Honey Challah with Zaatar lately from the Magen David Yeshivah Chef At Home cookbook.
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Whole Wheat Honey Challah Ingredients:
2 strips of yeast
4 cups of warm water
1 cup plus 1 tbsp sugar, divided
3 heaping tbsp coarse salt
8 cups white flour
8 cups whole wheat flour (note- I believe that the MDY cookbook has a misprint here- the book says 4 cups)
1 cup cold pressed safflower oil
1/4 cup honey
grease for the bowl
egg white to brush
sesame seeds, zaatar or everything spice for topping
Mix yeast with warm water ( first mix the 2 cups of boiling water with 2 cups of ice cold water in the bowl, then add 1 tablespoon of sugar and then yeast)
In a Kitchen Aid combine 1 cup sugar, salt, flours, eggs, honey, and oil. Mix and then add yeast mixture for 10- 12 minutes.
Transfer to a large greased bowl and cover. Set aside for an hour.
Remove dough and braid in 3 or braid a 6 braid challah for a prettier and more evenly cooked challah. If you family likes a doughier challah then stick with the 3 braid.
If you are adding raisins for Rosh Hashanah then rollout your braids in a long, flat shape, add raisins and then roll into a log. Soaking the raisins in warm water first helps to make them softer and fluffier. photo from chabad.org
Brush challah with egg white, add topping.
Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes, turn the tray or switch racks for another 10 minutes. Variation: Braided Round Challah:An easy way to make nice, round, braided challahs for Rosh Hashanah is by taking three long strands and braiding them into a very long braid shaped log.After this has been braided, carefully tie it up as if you are making one large knot out of it, and leave it to rise.Related articles