Baking Rainbow Challah Bread w/ Nomad Bakery - Atlas Obscura Experiences

Baking Rainbow Challah Bread w/ Nomad Bakery

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What We’ll Do

Bright red? Electric green? Tie dye? You've never seen challah bread like this. Come with us as we learn how to bake an challah loaf that looks like it fell off out of a rainbow!

During this one-hour presentation, acclaimed baker and founder of Nomad Bakery, Cheryl Holbert, will demonstrate how to create her Seven Strand Rainbow Challah using only natural ingredients! Recipes for Matcha Green, Turmeric Tahini Yellow, Beet Magenta Red and Butterfly Pea Blue doughs will be provided in your registration confirmation email. Using a bit of color theory, Cheryl will share how to produce an even broader spectrum of color to create a large, multi-strand bread that’s as vibrantly beautiful as it is delicious.

The workshop will cover dividing and shaping the challah dough from the recipes provided (plus Cheryl’s additional colors) and braiding the final piece. It's a great experience for beginning bakers and professional bakers alike.

Don't miss this unforgettable opportunity to explore this classic Jewish staple with a literal twist!

This experience is part of Gastro Obscura At Home 2022, our very first online culinary festival, presented exclusively for Atlas Obscura Membership subscribers. Join us on Saturday, July 23rd, for an entire day of live online events featuring expert chefs, best-selling authors, curious cooking, AO giveaways, and more!

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About Your Host
Cheryl Holbert
Cheryl Holbert

Cheryl Holbert is a professional baker and teacher who integrates her love of bread making with techniques from her artistry and skill as a tapestry weaver. Her challah designs have received acclaim at the Fete du Pain in Paris, won the Tiptree World Bread Awards USA Showstopper and been featured in numerous online and print publications including Gastro Obscura, the Boston Globe, and Good Morning America. Cheryl was named one of the Top Ten Bread Bakers in North America by Dessert Professional Magazine and creates an international array of artisan breads for her local New Hampshire community. A passionate and supportive teacher, she offers bread making classes online, as well as on site at her cottage business Nomad Bakery in Derry, NH. Cheryl also travels for private teaching engagements and offers workshops for community groups, in addition to being a guest instructor for the King Arthur Baking School in Norwich, VT.

What Else You Should Know

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Once registered, you can access the Zoom room for this experience through your confirmation email or Eventbrite account. Atlas Obscura online experiences are recommended for attendees age 13+

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