Round Leek Challah

Leek Challah

Leek is one of the many Rosh Hashana simanim. Surprise your family this Yom Tov with a delicious treat of sautéed leek hidden in the center of your round challah.

You will need:

  • 1-1.5 lbs of your favorite challah dough recipe (This design will be most visible with a firmer recipe, not overly fluffy.)
  • sauteed leek-*note-the leek should not be saturated in oil  (it will not bake well if there is too much wetness- l sautéed the leek until there was  barely any  oil left in the pot.

Here is how to make this round challah:

  1. Flatten a piece of the dough and put  3-4 tablespoons of leek in the center of the dough and then bring the edges to the center to  form a ball, put aside.
  2. Divide the rest of the dough into 12 even pieces and roll them into rods.
  3. Divide the pieces into 4 groups, 3 rods each.
  4. Place every 3 ropes next to each other and then weave the 4 groups together as shown in the picture.
  5. Carefully wrap the woven dough over the leek filled ball.
  6. Brush with egg and seeds.

Photography by Hudi Greenberger

This article originally appeared in Family First

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