How to Make Challah Bread
Jessamyn Waldman grew up in Canada eating challah, the Jewish Sabbath bread. Unlike the eggy challahs of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe, this version comes from the Sephardic Jews of the Mediterranean, who flavored their challahs with caraway and anise.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and press to deflate. Cut the dough in half and let rest for 5 minutes.