High Stile, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1EB

Tel: 01371 872340

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High Stile, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1EB

Tel: 01371 872340

Challah baking

This week the Year 4s have been busy with a new Jewish recipe – Challah bread!

The Year 4s were able to taste a professionally-baked Challah at the beginning of the week as they learnt more about the bread. It is usually round in shape to represent the year as a whole and is slightly domed to look like a crown. The bread is slightly sweetened with sugar and raisins to signify a sweet upcoming year. The sweet bread is made to celebrate the Jewish festival of Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) and is usually made to share – although our version was so tasty, you may not have seen this happen!

The children worked in groups to mix together a very sticky dough before kneading and stretching it out into shape. It was a long process as the dough needed to be left to proof twice, which meant our bakers had to be very patient this week!

We hope many of you are looking forward to seeing our Jewish recipe books with all of our upcoming recipes in too!