Vanilla Bean Brown Butter Cinnamon Swirl Challah: A Guest Post for ‘Baking with Heritage’ at Food WanderingsApril 2, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Posted in Breads, Yeastspotting | 37 Comments
Tags: Baking with Heritage, Brown Butter, Challah, cinnamon, Food Wanderings, Vanilla Bean, Yeast
A few months ago, Shulie, from the beautiful blog, Food Wanderings, asked me to write a post for her Baking with Heritage series. I couldn’t have been more flattered, not to mention excited, since this would allow me to journey back to my childhood in my grandmother’s kitchen, where she taught me to make challah from an old family recipe. This recipe was taught to her by her mother, who in turn learned it from her mother in Russia, who learned it from her mother in Russia. and so on and so forth - a precious family heirloom that is dear to my heart, and to me, the most perfect challah.
I rarely sway from this recipe, but in this case, my creative side overruled my traditional side, so this round, Vanilla Bean Brown Butter Cinnamon Swirl Challah Twist was born.
Before I link you to my post, along with the recipe, a few things I need to touch on, totally unrelated to challah, but I wanted to update you and failed to do so in my last post.
First off, I finally moved to my own domain about a month ago. See the URL on top? I’m no longer wordpress.com, I’m just .com, parsleysagesweet.com. I haven’t decided where I’m going regarding a new design, but, for now, I’m just happy with my new digs. I bought a a url auto-direct, so you don’t (I hope) have to change anything or subscribe again, but, if there’s any problems, please let me know. I’ve installed a neat little contact form, which you can access from the page options below the header. where it says; CONTACT ME.
Should I just change it to CONTACT? Is ‘ME’ really necessary? The things I ponder…
Also, none of my ‘likes’ or share numbers were able to be transferred, so, sadly, it’s a clean slate – like I’m brand new. For those of you who ‘liked’ my posts here and/or shared my posts via Pinterest, Twitter etc..thank you!
Secondly, I finished the Bad Boy First Love story, but it had to be split into two parts because it’s just way too long. Part 20 will be up this coming Monday, April 8th, 2013. I accidentally published it yesterday, so you probably received an email or saw it in your reader. The link won’t work because, after posting it, I was informed that my Secret Recipe Club reveal post, in which the next installment of Bad Boy First Love is a part of..is supposed to go up next Monday – so I had to take it down. BUT – for those of you who read it..I’m adding a lot more to it since I have almost a week to do so.
Having said all that, I’m sorry it’s been so long in between parts, but I experienced the worst case of writers block I’ve ever had, plus some health issues.
To get the recipe and read about this sweet challah, loaded with pockets of vanilla bean infused brown butter and cinnamon sugar goo, head on over to this page on Shulie’s blog, Food Wanderings! While you’re there, take a stroll through her posts – there’s so much to love about her blog, from her beautiful recipes and photos to her brilliant writing!