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Apr 19, 2012 11:44 PM

Anyone baking schlissel challah?

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

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

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    1. re: queenscook

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

      1. re: queenscook

        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.

        1. re: queenscook

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

        2. 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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            1. re: queenscook

              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!

          1. 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.

            1. 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!

              1. 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.