Monday, October 16, 2006


The International Union of Bakers and Bakers-Confectioners (UIB) declared the 16th of October as World Bread Day.

So Zorra from Kochtopf is hosting a “World Bread Day” blogging event.

Although, I didn’t bake a loaf of bread for this event. I wanted to share the challah bread that I have been enjoying almost every Friday since I moved to Toronto. Challah is a braided egg bread which is soft, moist and flavourful. I think that the best challah in Toronto is from Harbord bakery. Harbord Bakery is one of the oldest Jewish bakeries in Toronto; it has been open since 1926. Other tasty treats on my list from Harbord bakery include their sweet cheese buns and rugelach.

Harbord Bakery
115 Harbord Street
416 922 5767

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Ivonne said...

It's beautiful, Sam!

I especially love it because I had to miss my bread class last Thursday and part of the lesson was challah.

Brilynn said...

I used to walk past the Harbord Bakery everyday on my way to class... sigh, I miss it.

Lis said...

That is definitely a beautiful loaf of challah. Sadly there are no good bakeries near my home. *sniff*

noshthoughts said...

Nothing says Friday night more than a beautiful Challah - and that's a beautiful challah!

chanit said...

A great picture ,I love fresh challah Bread , thanks ;)

peabody said...

Truly lovely.

ejm said...

Challah isn't very hard to make, Sam. One of my friends lives very close to the Harbord bakery and gets bread there often. (Good bread but a bit on the pricey side) Not long ago, I supervised as she made challah herself. We used the following recipe:

The result was brilliant and as I recall, it looked pretty much like the one from Harbord bakery.