Two Jewish Jewels

Join us for this hands-on class, as we make two of our favorite Jewish jewels in the Bakehouse's crown. 

First, a loaf rooted in age-old Jewish tradition and laden with symbolism: Challah, a soft bread enriched with eggs, oil, and honey that was first made by Ashkenazi Jews in 15th-century Central Europe. We'll teach you to make your own rich challah dough from scratch and then how to shape your loaf into a traditional six-stranded braid. The braiding of challah was originally an adaptation from a local Teutonic solstice bread and its strands—resembling arms intertwined—came to symbolize love as well as truth, peace, creation, freedom, harmony, family connection, unity, and justice.

The next Jewish jewel we'll make is one of the Bakehouse's best-selling Jewish pastries: Rugelach (Yiddish for "little twists"). These royally delicious cookies are made with a crispy, flaky, cream cheese pastry, sprinkled in cinnamon sugar, and rolled around a sweet filling. Together, we'll make the Bakehouse's cream cheese pastry from scratch, roll it around our favorite walnut and currant filling and then bake our rugelach to crispy, flaky, perfection. 

If you've not yet tried one of these traditional Jewish jewels, now is the time.

You'll leave the BAKE! class with our recipes, the knowledge to create them at home, and the challah and rugelach you made in class.

In-Person: We'll end class with a tasting and you'll go home with some great coupons.

For more challah history, head to our blog and read: "Hurray for Holiday Challah!"

Additional Products

Basic Pastry Baking Kit


Our Basic Pastry Kit is ideal for newer pastry bakers, and includes tools we typically use for baked goods like scones, cookies, and brownies. It comes packed with the following equipment: a bowl scraper, a bench knife, an oven thermometer, ten sheets of parchment paper, a small pastry brush, a small offset spatula, 1 oz portion scoop, and a french rolling pin. The price includes ground shipping. For more in-depth equipment descriptions please go to our FAQ page or send us an email at [email protected].

My Weigh Kitchen Scale


A scale is the perfect way to take the guesswork out of your measuring, but not all scales are created equal. The My Weigh KD-8000 is one of our favorites, and it's the same version of the scale our instructors use during BAKE! Classes. We like it because it weighs accurately down to 1 gram/0.05 oz, which means even small measurements will be precise. It also has a Baker's Math function that lets you calculate percentages of other ingredients in a recipe based on the total weight of your flour—a great way to figure out your dough's hydration, or to scale a recipe up or down!

The scale is battery-powered (but comes with an AC adapter if you'd rather have it plugged in) and has a weight capacity of up to 8000 grams/17.62 lb. It features a backlit LCD readout with a protective cover, and a removable platform for easy cleaning. The price includes ground shipping.

Dates for the Class Class Format Price Class Status Register
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
In-Person $135.00 1 spot left
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Virtual $85.00 16 spots left