photo: by Leah Hadad
By Leah Hadad, Tribes-A-Dozen Voilà! Hallah Egg Bread Mix
Starting with a box of her Traditional Egg Bread Mix, Leah Hadad created this sensational Cranberry Hallah Bread. Leah used homemade Cranberry Orange Preserves but any flavor can be used. The end result is deliciousness by the slice!
1 box Tribes-A-Dozen Traditional Egg Bread Mix*
Cranberry Orange Preserves (see Tips from Leah)
Prepare the bread mix according to the directions on the box. After the first rising, stretch the dough with your hands over a large board (as if you were stretching pizza dough.)
Sprinkle the stretched dough with crystallized ginger, bits of marzipan, and spread with preserves. Fold the edges over and roll the dough up jelly-roll fashion.
photo: by Leah Hadad
Cut the dough lengthwise into two strands, keeping them attached at the top. Twist the two strands together and transfer onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
photos: by Leah Hadad
Brush with egg wash (directions on the box) and sprinkle the top with sugar. Allow to rest for the second rise, forty-five minutes. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes.
Following the directions on the box, remove to rack and allow to cool.
Yield: 1 loaf
*Any one of the three Tribes-A-Dozen bread mixes will work
**KosherEye uses Solo brand Marzipan.
Tips from Leah:
* I can see adding some shredded coconut or morsels of dark chocolate, or both. I can also see using it in my favorite bread pudding dish for a fall brunch. Instead of the sauce I regularly use, I can see making an orange flavored cream sauce to pour top of the pudding. This is for another time. For now, I can see having it with green tea.
* Be creative with the ingredients for the filling. I can see spreading orange marmalade, sprinkling some candied or fresh cranberries, and some slivered or ground almonds, or any other nut.
* This is a non-dairy recipe. You could substitute butter for the oil in the dough. You could also spread some butter on the dough and then add the other filling ingredients.
* Oiling your hands would help you manage the task of handling the dough. I also oil my marble board rather than use flour for dusting.