|First Challah in Oita!|
|Melon Pan is a favorite bread in Japan, it is sweet and here there are two kinds in addition to plain-- maple and green tea Melon Pan|
|Bagels ! are among the popular breads now in Japan. The bread shop name is Perma Rossa, and all the breads are stamped with her shop name|
|there are many kinds of wonderful and creative breads in Japan!|
|This is the label for my Challah, made in Japan!|
|featuring two kinds of Challah-- plain and Cherry Blossom|
|Welome! Introducing Challah!|
Amongst the breads at the bread shop this week, there was a newcomer, a traditional Jewish bread that is made for Shabbat, called Challah!
I made handmade labels to introduce it, that said
Challah by Joanne
made in Japan.
It was an honor to be able to share my homemade challah at the bakery. As you can see in the photos, there are so many wonderful kinds of bread in Japan! In this bake shop some of the kinds that the baker made include...bagels!! And the more Japanese breads like an-pan (red bean.
bread), melon pan (a sweet crusted round bread favorite of children), Kinako Croissants, several kinds of `Shoku-pan`(loaf bread), and sandwhiches.
Actually a part of the story that is poignant is that this past week was the bread shop`s last week in business. The baker worked hard for 6 years, and as you can see she makes so many wonderful kinds of bread in each day...and after six years of hard work, she needed a ...rest!! I just realized that about 6 years and now the 7th year rest. This is like a Shabbat year rest, isn`t it!! I just realized that as I write this.
It was so kind of her to give me this chance in her last week, and it made the week very special in many ways. Good news is that a new bread shop will be coming there, so even as it is sad for us in the neighborhood that the bread shop is closing, it is also a story of renewal as well as rest!!
Your Challah and Cherry Blossoms Correspondent,