Updated on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 5:58PM by motherwouldknow
I am not much of a bread baker. Though I love kneading dough, overall bread making does not thrill me the way other types of baking and cooking do. Plus, I’ve had more than my share of not-quite-successful bread escapades, such as the time I substituted buckwheat for white flour. So, when I saw that this month’s Avid Baker’s Challenge was Abby Dodge’s brioche, I was apprehensive.
Then I had a brainstorm. I noticed that the recipe bore a remarkable resemblance to challah, the eggy and slightly sweet bread traditional for the Jewish Shabbat.