Who can resist the mouth-watering fragrance of freshly baked challah, wafting through a Jewish home? Yet how many potential bakers are intimidated by the seemingly esoteric art of challah and bread baking? This book unlocks the secrets of challah baking, making delicious, perfect challos, breads, rolls, and other yeast-dough treats accessible to all. Beautiful photographs, inspiring stories, and easy-to-follow instructions make this a book to treasure-a gift that will enhance every kitchen. Aside from the heavenly taste and smell of home-made challah, it is a special mitzvah given to women and is a very fulfilling pursuit. This book will clue you in to this soul-satisfying mitzvah and transform you into the baker you never thought you could be! Includes an indispensable chapter on the Seven Steps to Amazing Challah-an in-depth, kitchen-tested guide to systematically achieve great results and avoid potential pitfalls, plus several illustrated braiding techniques to put finishing touches on your delectable masterpiece.