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chani, BB's "formula" finally worked for me, it just took intense concentration

Do you have a different one? I'm feeling so like "I am Jewish mother hear me roar" :LOL so would be game to try it ...

Anyway, left a glob of dough for DD to play with/bake, time to get it out and get her doing something ...

Good Shabbos, ladies!!!!!!!

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Amy - did you make your glorious loaves this week with frozen dough?

Is using double the amount of yeast the only way to get frozen loaves to work?

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There is a great poem that was made into a song about making challah. I'll see if I can find the words, but part of it is:
"What's in the space between these braids
Of these two challos I've just made
How much of me is hidden there?
Between the braids my thoughts appear...
Shabbos kodesh, shabbos koddesh
Open up my eyes
Let me see my work is holy
Let me stop chasing lies.
Hands knead the dough,
Let me see my work is holy
Raising high what seems so low."

And with that I bid you all - "Good Shabbos!!!"
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I make challah every week and I never have been able to do a six braid.

One thing that I sort of fell into that I love is giving homemade challah away to less observant Jewish friends. they always talk bout how good it tasts, how good it smells. It just makes me feel good to spread a little shabbos around.

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Speaking of spreading Shabbos around ...

What do you do with your crumbs post-Shabbos?

We don't throw out any Shabbos khallah crumbs (which I know a lot of people don't do; I'm just starting with an explanation for those who don't know ... ), we save them all ... and DH religiously takes the kids on Sunday morning to feed the ducks & pigeons & squirrels with them. Sharing a little Shabbos with our local wildlife ... (& giving me an hour to visit MDC :LOL)

Also, as someone told us once, khallah crumbs were part of the Shabbos seudah, so how can you just throw them away in the garbage? Crumbs of kedusha (holiness) ...

In the wintertime the "feeding the birds & squirrels" ritual particularly feels to the children like they're doing something important, too ...

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b'h

yup, we feed the birds with challah crumbs and leftover challah. dd loves watching them, and talks about how she made challah for them.
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I really love the spiritual idea of not throwing out the crumbs. I haven't heard of it before but it makes a lot of sense (not exactly the same, but perhaps similar to the idea of not simply throwing away the placenta).

I recently heard, though, that feeding bread to the birds actually isn't good for their health. Two reasons I heard: 1. it can explode their stomaches and 2. it helps to spread disease.

I have no idea if this is rumor or not--anyone else hear of such a thing?

I have tried to save leftover challah to make bread pudding.

What happens to the crumbs that are left on people's plates and mixed in with food? Do those get saved too?

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I recently heard, though, that feeding bread to the birds actually isn't good for their health. Two reasons I heard: 1. it can explode their stomaches and 2. it helps to spread disease.
If this were true, I think that people would be rushing to feed the pigeons in NYC bread crumbs!!!


Seriously, the only problem I know of is feeding some animals (notably fish) matza, b/c it absorbs water and expands. I know someone who tried to feed an aquarium full of fish matza meal during Pesach. Yup, dead fishies...
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Well, then the birds know what's up. Because DH & the kids tried to feed the birds matza during this past Khol ha'Moed, and the birds ... NYC pigeons, natch ... refused. Wouldn't touch the stuff.

I've never heard that about bread/khallah and birds. I don't think it's correct.

Crumbs that get wet/mixed with stuff on plates doesn't get saved. That's difficult. The idea isn't to be difficult.
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I thought I'd do a little online research and found this on the pigeon.org website:

"Pigeons are grain eaters. While park pigeons will eat bread, most domestic birds have been raised on a multi-grain mixture and have never seen a slice of it. In fact, they would likely ignore it as possible food. Instead of bread, you might try feeding them something else from around the house. Popcorn (maize), rice, split peas, barley, buckwheat (kasha), canary seed, etc., are all good first options to feed a lost bird with. THESE GRAINS SHOULD NOT BE COOKED OR POPPED BUT FED RAW. Water should also be provided since pigeons normally drink immediately after eating."

http://www.pigeon.org/carelostbird.htm

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Interesting how somehow we've gone from baking challah to the care and feeding of park pidgeons. I love you ladies.
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