challah on the brain. My second favorite bread next to naan, I have been known to scarf down an entire loaf of the stuff in a single sitting. Just a few reasons why I can't stop thinking about challah:
1. For months now we have been serving our challah French toast at the cafe every Sunday. Ironically, though I am infatuated with the bread, I have never been a huge French toast guy. That said, our recipe for this weekend, Pumpkin Challah French Toast, sounds amazingly delicious to me given my dual love for challah bread and anything with pumpkin. Alas, we will still be in NYC and I will have to rely on the word of others in order to find out how insanely delicious the recipe is.
2. I recently received two challah recipes from Ali's sister, and upon our return home I plan to begin experimenting until I can consistently bake a challah recipe worth serving. Don't expect my challah bread to debut at the cafe anytime soon...from what I've read this bread can be a tricky one to master.
3. I'm in New York. The first time I traveled to the city was with my family, when I was 13 years old. Despite the fact that I was sick throughout almost the entire trip, I did get the pleasure of eating perhaps the finest challah I've ever tasted. Only problem is my folks have no idea where said challah was purchased.
I need help! I am in search of the best challah NYC has to offer, and I am willing to travel far and wide in order to find it. So please, if you or anyone you know has a recommendation for a particular bakery where I might be able to sink my teeth into some especially dank challah, please let me know asap.