Bubbie's Kitchen

Bubbie’s Kitchen is an innovative cooking program where universal Jewish values are shared, holidays are experienced, foods are tasted, and we learn how mitzvot (good deeds and commandments) make our world a better place. Bubbie’s Kitchen is a welcoming place, and there’s room for all at Bubbie’s table!

The program replicates a Jewish grandmother’s kitchen, where language, recipes, music, stories, and activities can be enjoyed with the whole family and passed on to the next generation.

Cyndi Rand
Jewish Educator and Creator of Bubbie's Kitchen
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Bubbie’s Kitchen: Rosh Hodesh Challah and Bake

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Bubbies Kitchen Round Challah for Rosh Hashanah
Friday, September 23, 11:00 AM EST
Rosh Hashanah Round Honey Challah


    (makes one loaf)

    • 2 ½ cups warm water
    • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
    • ½ cup honey
    • 1/4 cup oil
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 8 cups all-purpose flour 


    Combine yeast, water and honey.
    Once yeast is frothy add oil, 2 eggs and salt
    Mix in flour, one cup at a time. (You might not need all the flour)
    Knead by hand (or in a mixer) until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
    Cover with a damp clean cloth and let rise until doubled in size.
    Punch dough down and divide in two.
    We will learn how to shape the round challah together in class on Friday.
    Brush with egg. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Let rise again, approx 20 minutes.
    Bake at 375 degrees 35-40 minutes till golden brown on top.

    Bubbie’s Kitchen is generously funded by The Covenant Foundation  and the Irma L. and Abram S. Croll Charitable Trust.

    For more information, contact Cyndi Rand, Jewish Educator and Creator of Bubbie’s Kitchen, at crand@ywhi.org.

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