|there is a subtle swirl of pink in each slice, a different pattern or curve in each slice|
I offered two kinds of Challah during the week at the Bread Shop.
and Cherry Blossoms Challah.
In Japanese, the word for Cherry Blossoms is "Sakura"
It is written like this (two ways to write it):
桜 This is the Chinese character, or "kanji" which you read as `Sakura`
さくら this says sa-ku-ra in the phonetic "hiragana" Japanese alphabet, you can see it written like this in the sign below for `Sakura Series` supplies to use in this season.
The dough even has a spring-y quality when you sprinkle in and fold in the Sakura flakes.
In Japan at this time of year we can find many sweets and foods that come out for spring in a cherry blossoms variation, so the Cherry Blossoms Challah , even though it is something new, almost seems like a natural! I was happy to be able to introduce it at the bread shop.
We gave out sample tastes. A customer who tried a taste of the Cherry Blossoms Challah commented and said he could taste the cherry blossoms!
note on making a Cherry Blossoms Challah: a related post on this blog about how to make a Cherry Blossoms Challah HERE: Recipe for a Cherry Blossoms Challah
Blessings and appreciation,