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Alicia Silverstone's Vegan Challah Recipe for Hanukkah

Silverstone is releasing a new recipe for each day of Hanukkah on her health site, TheKindLife.com

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: December 21st, 2011 in Culture » Food » Recipes

Alicia Silverstone's Vegan Challah Recipe for Hanukkah
In celebration of Hanukkah, Alicia Silverstone will be posting one yummy vegan recipe a day for 8 days. Enjoy!

Day 1: Vegan Challah

"Happy Hanukkah! In honor of Hanukkah, I’m posting one traditional recipe per day during the holiday, which starts today and ends December 28. I’m kicking off our eight days of recipes with this yum looking challah bread.

When I was a wee girl at Hebrew school…that’s right, Hebrew school three times a week and Friday night services once a month, I remember the greatest challah bread ever…we made it ourselves, all the little people! It was in the Bay Area, so maybe that’s why the bread was so good (water thing). But I have never met a challah since that was as good as the Temple Beth Jacob challah in San Mateo.

I am curious if this one would be nearly as good…I look forward to hearing what you all think of it! "

Vegan Challah

Ingredients

  • 1 small yam, about 5 to 6 ounces
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons brown rice syrup, divided
  • 2 tablespoons baking yeast
  • 6 to 7 cups unbleached white flour
  • Canola or olive oil
  • Non-dairy margarine or vegetable spray
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Poppy seeds or sesame seeds
For the full recipe, click here
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