Dressed-up halla for Purim

This year for Purim, Asouline chose to show me some creations that make the holiday so much more fun.

By PASCALE PEREZ-RUBIN
February 21, 2018 20:13
Blushing halla

Blushing halla. (photo credit: PASCALE PEREZ-RUBIN)

Halla is a special type of bread that is not like any other. I compare it to a beautiful queen who rises high and is then braided, and has a golden-brown crown full of poppy or sesame seeds.

Halla is the highlight of the Shabbat meal. It’s placed in the center of the table, on a fancy cutting board. Every homemade halla has a unique texture and shape. There are endless ways to braid a halla.

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