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Modern Jewish Baker

Challah, Babka, Bagels & More

Shannon Sarna


List Price: 29.95*
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Step-by-step instructions for the seven core doughs of Jewish baking.

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.

Countryman Press, 9781682680216, 264pp.

Publication Date: September 5, 2017

About the Author

Shannon Sarna is the author of The Modern Jewish Baker. She is the editor of the popular Jewish food blog, The Nosher. Known for her nontraditional challah recipes, Shannon’s work has been featured in Edible Brooklyn, Parade, Modern Loss, and Buzzfeed. She lives in South Orange, New Jersey.