Modern Jewish Baker: Challah, Babka, Bagels & More (Hardcover)

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Taking seven traditional doughs of Jewish baking and presenting them in both classic and modern ways, this is a cookbook that will appeal to any baker.  Whether you love your baked goods sweet or savory, you'll find a wide range of flavors and new twists to dig into immediately. The gorgeously photographed book is filled with great tips and instructions, and even ideas for how to use your leftovers (on the very slim chance anything lasts that long!).

— Kelly


Jewish baked goods have brought families together around the table for centuries. In Modern Jewish Baker, Sarna pays homage to those traditions while reinvigorating them with modern flavors and new ideas. One kosher dough at a time, she offers the basics for challah, babka, bagels, hamantaschen, rugelach, pita, and matzah. Never one to shy away from innovation, Sarna sends her readers off on a bake-your-own adventure with twists on these classics. Recipes include:

  • Chocolate Chip Hamantaschen
  • Tomato-Basil Challah
  • Everything-Bagel Rugelach
  • S'mores Babka

Detailed instructions, as well as notes on make-ahead strategies, ideas for using leftovers, and other practical tips will have even novice bakers braiding beautiful shiny loaves that will make any bubbe proud.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781682680216
ISBN-10: 1682680215
Publisher: Countryman Press
Publication Date: September 5th, 2017
Pages: 264
Language: English