A handy resource for classic Jewish holiday baking recipes (with flavors from both Europe and the Middle East), plus some with a creative twist, from a world-renowned baker, in this new addition to the Artisanal Kitchen series.
In Jewish Holiday Baking, adapted from his Breaking Breads, Uri Scheft shares key classic holiday baking recipes like challah and babka—and provides his creative twists on them as well, showing how bakers can do the same easily at home. But the book is not limited to breads alone. Holiday sweets, whether chocolate‑filled babka, poppyseed hamantaschen, or fruit-filled sufganiyot, are recipes of dessert-lovers’ dreams. And with the addition of traditional Middle Eastern breads like kubaneh and jachnun, this collection of holiday recipes from master baker Scheft becomes an indispensable resource. The instructions are detailed and the photos explanatory so that anyone can make Scheft’s Chocolate and Orange Confit Challah, Za’atar Twists, and Jerusalem Bagels for their next Seder or Apple Hamantaschen for Purim.