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Friends:

Slice of Heaven Breads at Temple Sinai is on break for a few weeks.

We are excited to offer online challah baking class this Friday morning, we will use 'Zoom' video conferencing, you can join from your computer or using a smartphone or tablet, look for their App.  

If you would like to join this Friday's sessions, please reply to this email and we will send you the Zoom link.  In addition, If you do not have yeast on hand and cannot locate it at a local grocery store, e-mail us by 8am on Thursday and we will arrange a contactless pickup of some for you.  

THERE WILL BE TWO SESSIONS
  1. A mixing session at 10:00 am and, after the dough rises...
  2. Braiding session at 11:30 am 
A few notes about what to expect to help this run smoothly:
  • Please have all ingredients out on the counter before class time, and pre-measured
  • In a large bowl, mix the sugar into the warm water, then sprinkle the yeast into the water and give a gentle stir. Crack the eggs into a small bowl and beat. Then login to the class.
  • The rabbi will start by talking about the challah making process 
  • Ingredients will then be mixed and eventually turn into dough! 
  • We will then take a break and, let our dough balls rise in our own homes from about 10:30 to 11:30 am
  • At 11:30 AM join us to learn how to braid the challah
  • Then let the dough rise again before baking it in your own oven at 350F.  

We hope you can join us for this fun at-home event!
 
Rabbi Jonathan and the crew at Slice of Heaven Breads
 
Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 cups warm water
  • 3 eggs (room temperature) beaten  OR 
    • (for vegan challah) 6 Tbs. finely ground golden flax seed soaked in 3/4 c. water
  • 2 packages (4½ teaspoons bulk) yeast (email us if you cannot find any at the store)
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup good oil (safflower, sunflower, olive)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • about 8 cups unbleached bread flour or all-purpose flour
    • you can substitute up to 5 cups of white flour with whole wheat flour
  • sesame or poppy seeds for topping
Equipment
  • large mixing bowl
  • sturdy wooden or metal spoon
  • small bowl and fork for beating eggs
  • plastic wrap
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper, oil, or pan spray for baking sheet
The Bikkurim
”the first fruits of our labors” - go to charitable causes
(see Leviticus 23:17; Deuteronomy 26:10)
Ways to be involved:
  • Join one of our upcoming free online classes
  • Make a donation to support our charitable and educational activities
  • Purchase loaves to be donated to home-bound and community members in the hospital and nursing homes who receive deliveries free of charge
    • To make a donation to help cover these costs please write a check payable to "Temple Sinai - Bread and Torah" and drop off at Temple or mail to Temple Sinai, P.O. Box 1045, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Any amount is appreciated!
All proceeds from the sale of our products go to Temple Sinai's Bread and Torah project, local food programs, and other charitable causes.  For more information please visit www.BreadandTorah.org
Thank you again for your support, we look forward to baking for you!

Rabbi Jonathan and the Volunteers

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