Bahlala phezu kweshelufu yebhaka, ivumba labo elinyisayo kunye neekhonto ezilukiweyo ezimenyezelayo ezihenda abantu abadlulayo ngesithembiso sezulu eliswiti elinecarbohydrates. I-Challah inokuba sisonka samaYuda esine-quintessential, esisetyenzwa kwi-shabbat kunye nokutya kweeholide, kodwa intlama yayo ecebileyo ayinayo imida yenkolo. Isonka sithandwa kwihlabathi jikelele.



Kwaye sinethamsanqa kuthi, eli lixesha lonyaka apho iindawo zokubhaka zigcwele izinto. IHanukkah ikule veki, kwaye iintsapho kuyo yonke indawo ziya kuqhekeza isonka ngezonka ezibini ngoLwesihlanu.

Njengezinto ezininzi kwimibhiyozo yamaYuda, i-challah ithwala ngaphezu kwencasa ethandekayo. Izonka ezibini zimela inxalenye ephindwe kabini yemana - ngokoqobo, izipho zokutya okumnandi - ezawa ezulwini xa amaYuda abhadula entlango kwiinkulungwane ezininzi ezidlulileyo.





Yintoni engena kwintlama ngokwayo iyahluka, kuxhomekeke kwilifa lentsapho. Isonka seqanda esilukiweyo esiye sasazi njenge-challah sibuyela emazantsi eJamani kumaXesha Aphakathi, xa izonka zazixovulwa kwaye zilukwe ekhaya, emva koko zisiwe kwii-oveni zikawonke-wonke zedolophu ukuze zibhakwe. Njengoko iintsapho zamaYuda zazifuduka, isonka sanwenwela eMpuma Yurophu naseRashiya.

Namhlanje kukho iinguqulelo ezininzi njengokuba kukho umntu ngamnye. UPaula Shoyer, umbhali we-Kosher Baker (i-University Press yaseNew England, i-312 iphe., i-$ 35) kunye nomnini wePastries yaseParis yase-Paula eWashington, DC, uthanda ukunambitha enye okanye ngaphezulu kwe-challah yakhe ephothiweyo ngegalikhi, isiqholo soMbindi Mpuma. umxube za'atar, okanye itshokolethi chips.



UNeucimar Nel Dias da Silva, umpheki wepastry waseBrazil kunye nomlawuli weMarket Hall Bakery eOakland's Rockridge ebumelwaneni, incasa i-challah yakhe ngeoyile enyulu enyulu kunye nobusi, kunye neerasentyisi ezityebileyo zokubhenela okongeziweyo. UDias da Silva waqala ukubhaka eOliveto ecaleni kwendlu yakhe, kodwa kwakusexesheni lenkomfa yeCulinary Institute of America awathi wayigqibelelisa iresiphi yakhe yechallah. Ngoku, akanakukwazi ukugcina izonka estokhweni.

Okuvuyisayo kukuba, akuyomfuneko ukuba uthenge i-challah kwindawo yokubhaka, utsho umfundisi-ntsapho wokutya wamaYuda uJoan Nathan, incwadi yakhe entsha ethi Quiches, Kugels and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France (Alfred A. Knopf, 388 pp., .95) ibandakanya iindlela ezintathu zokupheka zesonka esinomfanekiso kunye nesinye isitya esisebenzisa intlama ye-challah njengesiseko saso.



Ndiyakuthanda ukuyenza kwaye ndiyitye, utsho ngefowuni. Ndikwacinga ukuba kuyakhawuleza ukwenza njengokuphuma uye kwivenkile yokubhaka ufumane inguqulelo engalunganga ngayo. Kulula ngokwenene.

Kukuphotha okuntsonkothileyo okubonakala kuboyikisa abantu-kwaye umbono wokuba nantoni na ebandakanya intlama enyuswe yigwele ifuna ukuzibophelela kwexesha. UNathan uyayiphikisa loo ngxoxo ngamagama amabini nje: i-speed challah.



UNathan wabhaqa isonka kwikhaya likaRabhi oMkhulu waseBordeaux, eFransi, apho uRabhi uClaude Maman wayekhonza iyure enye, i-challah enencasa yespice yaseMoroccan eyenziwe ngumthengisi amthandayo kwindlu yesikhungu, uGeorgette Hamier. UNatan nezinye iindwendwe zakhe babethwa ngoko nangoko. Omnye wathi eso sonka sasinokuvela ezulwini kuphela. Ngoko uNatan wazimisela ukufumana izulu kuHamier kumgangatho wesihlanu wokuhamba-hamba.

Izinyuko ezintlanu, utshilo uNathan. Yingakho abafazi baseFransi bengatyeba.



UHamier, owakhulela eFez, eMorocco, wayethembise ukutyhila iimfihlelo kwisonka sakhe seyure enye, iPain Petri okanye isonka esixonxiweyo. UNathan, ewe, wayengakholelwa ukuba nantoni na engokobuthixo inokuxutywa kwaye ilukwe, iphakame kwaye ibhake ngelo xesha. Wavuya akufumanisa ukuba wayephazama. Ixesha lokunyuka lilodwa-imizuzu nje eyi-10-yayikhawuleza ngendlela engakholelekiyo.

Ndicinga ukuba iswekile kwi-challah inceda ukuba inyuke ngokukhawuleza, utsho uNathan.

Ixesha likwancediswa yinto yokuba isonka esine-anise asisebenzisi i-braid-braid weaving ezintathu okanye ezintandathu. Ngokwenyani yimisilinda emibini yentlama, ijijelwe ibe yi-spiral.

Kodwa i-braiding entsonkothileyo yongeza i-panache engenakuphikiswa. I-challah ephothiweyo kathathu isebenzisa indlela efanayo obuya kuyisebenzisa kwiziphongo zentombi yakho. Yeyona nto inomtsalane imiluko emithandathu eyoyikisayo. Kwaye zombini ezi ndlela zilula kakhulu xa umntu ekubonisa ukuba njani.

Nje ukuba uyifumene, iyazenzekela kakhulu, kodwa ekuqaleni? Utsho uNathan. Ndisebenzisa umsonto ukubonisa abantu indlela yokwenza, ukuze bafumane umxholo.

I-Braiding intle, kodwa uNathan unamanye amaqhinga ambalwa okuphumelela kwi-culinary, kuquka i-double-glazing - i-braid intlama, i-glaze, mayiphakame isiqingatha seyure kwaye uyiqabe kwakhona - kunye nezithungu zeqanda, kungekhona amaqanda. Ukuba uza kukhenkceza isonka, uthi, yenze ngaphambi kokubhaka.

Kwaye wenze ezimbini. Sisithethe. L’chaim.

IiNtetho zeNcwadi

UJoan Nathan, umbhali we-Quiches, Kugels kunye neCouscous: Ukukhangela kwam ukupheka kwamaYuda eFransi, kuya kwenza usayino lweencwadi kunye nokubonakala kwi-Bay Area kwiveki ezayo.

  • Dec. 7 emini eHayes Street Grill, 320 Hayes St., San Francisco. Ixhaswe yiSan Francisco Jewish Community Centre.
  • Nge-7 kaDec ngo-7 p.m. eKehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Ave., ePiedmont.
  • Nge-8 kaDec ngo-7 p.m. kwi-Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
  • Dec. 11 ngo-1 p.m. kwivenkile yePasta, 1786 Fourth St., Berkeley.
  • Dec. 12 ngo 11 am kwi Hadassah brunch, Hillel, 2736 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.

    Challah Braiding demo

    Eyona ndlela ilula yokufunda ukuphotha intlama ye-challah kukubukela ingcali isebenza. Ndwendwela www.ContraCostaTimes.com/extra , www.InsideBayArea.com/extra okanye www.MercuryNews.com/extra ukubukela Iholo yeMarike Indawo yokubhaka ikhekhe uNeucimar Nel Dias da Silva ubonisa ubuchule bokuphotha.




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