Challah-lujah! Jewish News presents a plaited loaf fit for a King!

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Challah-lujah! Jewish News presents a plaited loaf fit for a King!

Live, laugh, loaf: Jewish News partners with London's biggest kosher bread maker to create a challah fit for a King and it's the only one you'll knead this Shabbat

Justin Cohen is the News Editor at the Jewish News

Coronation Challahs at Sababa Bakery, Borehamwood, 5th May 2023. Pic: Michelle Rosenberg
Coronation Challahs at Sababa Bakery, Borehamwood, 5th May 2023. Pic: Michelle Rosenberg

Jewish News isn’t loafing around when it comes to the King’s coronation. The newspaper has teamed up with one of London’s biggest kosher bread makers, Bonjour Bakery, to make a challah – a platted bread traditionally eaten on the Jewish Sabbath – fit for a new King!

The bakeries are selling the limited-edition coronation challahs in plain, cinnamon and raisin favours, designed in the shape of a crown and topped with red, white and blue sprinkles, to give British Jews a real “head starter” on this weekend’s historic celebrations.

Left to right: Jewish News Community Editor Michelle Rosenberg and Executive Editor Features & Life Magazine, Brigit Grant, up bright and early to grab the first Coronation Challahs at Sababa Bakery in Borehamwood. 5th May 2023. Pic: Michelle Rosenberg

The project – in partnership with the United Synagogue and 1070 Kitchen – will see a limited edition of 120 sold this Friday. The number is a nod to the fact Jews traditionally wish friends and family ‘until 120’ on their birthdays.

Jewish News editor and amateur baker Richard Ferrer suggested: “Eat it fresh or make a royal toast!”

King of the Challahs! Coronation Challah, Sababa Bakery, in conjunction with Jewish News and Bonjour Bakery. 5th May 2023. Pic: Michelle Rosenberg

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