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Anyone baking schlissel challah?

almond tree Apr 19, 2012 11:44 PM

Wishing everyone parnassah b'revach u'b'kavod.

  1. queenscook Apr 19, 2012 11:49 PM

    I am. I put a key in the loaf, not shape it into a key.

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      almond tree Apr 19, 2012 11:59 PM

      I make a key shape, even though my kids always say it ends up looking more like a fish.

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        MartyB Apr 20, 2012 06:13 AM

        Ah, so my daughter is not crazy. She said that she is making a mess load of challas and she asked me if I had a new key. I looked at her like she was nuts.

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          mamaleh Apr 22, 2012 10:04 AM

          You bake the key in it? Interesting. Our family pokes holes in the dough with a key.

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          cappucino Apr 20, 2012 03:29 AM

          My friend actually had a good point. She said we should all carve in the numbers of our Shabbos combo locks because no one uses keys anymore. I made a key shape out of dough and attached it to the top. I did the actual key one year and couldn't help feeling that I was poisoning my children. That and the horrible quality of my Challah...

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            queenscook Apr 20, 2012 05:31 AM

            I wrap the key in tin foil.

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              cheesecake17 Apr 20, 2012 07:14 AM

              I wrapped the key in foil, made ten challahs, then forgot which had the key! I figured it was a spare key so not a big deal. Later, when I was cleaning up the kitchen, I found the foil wrapped key sitting on top of the toaster. I hope the challahs taste good... NeW recipe!

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            4greatkds Apr 20, 2012 06:23 AM

            The first year I did this I Made a ton of challah and forgot which loaf had the key. Took a few weeks till we found it! And now I know to wrap it in foil, as well.

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              UWSFoodie Apr 20, 2012 08:41 AM

              I made it last night. We have a disagreement on minhaggim in our family, over if we should do key shape or key in the challah. I did both. Made a key shape and also put a key in. I boiled water and disinfected the key and then wrapped into tinfoil. Shabbat shalom!

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                maga Apr 20, 2012 09:21 AM

                Do it every year, but with a different recipe... this one looks like it might be a keeper. I usually do both a key shape and the key wrapped in foil, but I forgot to make the key shape this year.

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                  ganeden Apr 22, 2012 09:23 AM

                  My wife baked a challah each for night and day with keys in them. Personally don't like keys in my challah, but Jenny likes to do it, so why not. After many years of doing this, the segulah still has not done its stuff. Still, she continues...

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