Tell your friend Veronica it’s time to celebrate Hanukkah…
Hanukkah has passed, but I’d still like to share our challah and latkes with you.
We are Christians and believe in original Christianity, which means that we observe the seventh-day Sabbath (Saturday) and biblical Holy Days as Christ and the Apostles did. We also don’t celebrate modern “Christian” holidays like Christmas and Easter. We aren’t Jewish, but because we believe in the events that Hanukkah commemorates, we do occasionally recognize Hanukkah when it comes around.
Last year I made latkes for the first time. Sweet potato latkes.
This year I made sweet potato (homegrown!) latkes again and added whole wheat challah. I’d never made challah before, but man. It was awesome.
I’m not very good at pronouncing the back-of-the-throat ‘ch’ in challah. Every time I say “challah” Charlie responds with “Holla!”
“I think I’d better start the challah.” “Holla!”
“Man, wasn’t the challah good?” “Holla!”
And so on.
I used the latke recipe from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone and the challah recipe from Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day. The challah was supposed to have a small amount of white flour in it, but because I didn’t have any I substituted whole wheat pastry flour. And it was pull-apart-melt-in-your-mouth good.