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Modern Jewish Baker

Challah, Babka, Bagels & More
Shannon Sarna
Book cover for Modern Jewish Baker by Shannon Sarna
Step-by-step instructions for the seven core doughs of Jewish baking.

Jewish baked goods have brought families together around the table for centuries. In Modern Jewish Baker , Sarna pays homage to those traditions while reinvigorating them with modern flavors and new ideas. One kosher dough at a time, she offers the basics for challah, babka, bagels, hamantaschen, rugelach, pita, and matzah. Never one to shy away from innovation, Sarna sends her readers off on a bake-your-own adventure with twists on these classics. Recipes include:

  • Chocolate Chip Hamantaschen
  • Tomato-Basil Challah
  • Everything-Bagel Rugelach
  • S’mores Babka

Detailed instructions, as well as notes on make-ahead strategies, ideas for using leftovers, and other practical tips will have even novice bakers braiding beautiful shiny loaves that will make any bubbe proud.

September 2017
978-1-68268-021-6
8.5 x 10.3 | 264pp | Hardcover |
100 color photographs
$29.95 (US)
$39.95 (CA)
About the Author
Shannon Sarna is the editor of the popular Jewish food blog The Nosher. Often referred to as the Queen of Challah, Sarna is known for her unique and untraditional challah recipes. Her work has been featured in Edible Brooklyn, Parade, Modern Loss, Tablet, and Buzzfeed. Sarna lives in South Orange, NJ, with her husband, daughters, and two rescue dogs, Otis and Babka.