Well, I have no idea why, but I am putting together a challah bake sale for next Sunday, erev Rosh Hashanah. With free pickup here or personal hand-delivery in the neighbourhood.
Why bother? No idea. I suppose there could be some profit in it, along with some stress and – I guess here’s what I’m hoping: lots of fun, kneading (or not), baking, sharing decent bread. I may have even finagled my sister Sara into coming and baking with me next Sunday. I’ll let you know how it goes – if not right away. I have promised delivery between 3-5 pm, and pickup at 4 pm. These are awfully tight deadlines, considering I’ve been known to still have challah in the oven at the start of Shabbos and Yom Tov, but I have a really good plan to get things rolling very, VERY early in the day. All I need is a little sleep and maybe someone else to handle the laundry. ;-)
Funny thing – I was looking for a picture of a baked, streuselled round challah I could post on the sale page to tantalize potential clients, but couldn’t find a single thing worth sharing after probably more than 10 years of non-stop yom tov challah baking.
Looking again, I did find the one I just stuck in at the top of the post here… which looks okay at first, until you realize that half the challah has been eaten.
Then again, though, perhaps that says a lot about the challah in question. It’s too yummy to photograph – it doesn’t last long. If you live anywhere nearby, grab it now, while you can!!!