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Lewis's Israeli Chocolate Challah Bread

Chocolate challah bread is on the menu today. It's a dish eaten in Israel on special occasions. Lewis hopes his friends will enjoy it!


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Whose kitchen are we going to today?

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Hi, my name is Lewis. This is my house.

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Come in.

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-This is my mum, Jane.

-Hello.

-Hi, mum.

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Today, I'm going to be making challah bread

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because it's really yummy and it's really easy to make.

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Lewis' mum, Jane, has shown him the family's very special

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way of making chocolate challah bread which is really tasty.

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Lewis' mum and grandparents originally come from Israel.

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Israel is a small country in a part of the world called the Middle East.

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Israel is mostly hot and dry in the summer but cold in the winter.

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People in Israel eat a lot of fruit and vegetables in their food.

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Many Israeli people love cooking at home and eating

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dinner in a family circle with lots of different types of food.

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Some people in Israel make a bread called challah bread

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to eat on special days.

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It's a sweet fluffy bread made in the shape of a plait.

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Lewis has washed his hands, put on his apron and is ready to cook.

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I'm going to be making my very own special chocolate challah

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bread for my friends.

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And he's invited George, Samuel, Amelia and Charlie to taste a

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special ingredients before they come round for an Israeli dessert later.

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What's that?

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It's chocolate.

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It doesn't taste like normal chocolate.

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It tastes like... Erm...

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..really strong... Urgh!

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..disgusting dark chocolate.

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You're right. It is dark chocolate.

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I do like light chocolate better but this is really nice.

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Oh, Charlie likes it.

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It's lovely.

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-After a while, it doesn't taste that nice.

-Oh, dear.

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Doesn't seem everyone likes dark chocolate.

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Don't like it.

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Let's hope Lewis can change their minds

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because dark chocolate makes his challah bread very tasty.

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As well as dark chocolate, you'll need salt, water,

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dried active yeast, honey,

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vegetable oil, eggs, plain flour and clementines.

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First I need to put the yeast into this jug.

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Make sure the water is warm and add some yummy, runny honey.

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Cover it with a clean tea towel and leave it for a while.

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Now crack those eggs.

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Give them a mix. Wipe your hands.

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Then I have to put some more honey into the jug.

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Oh, more runny honey!

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Add a pinch of salt and when the yeast is all bubbly,

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pour it into the flour.

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It looks like a hot chocolate.

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Now I'm going to add the egg as well.

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I'm going to mix all this together until it turns into dough.

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Now, sprinkle the worktop with flour to stop the dough sticking.

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I'm going to pour this onto the surface.

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Push and pull it just like this. That's called kneading.

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Oil your bowl...

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..pop the dough inside.

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Cover it with a clean tea towel and leave it to rise.

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What now, Lewis?

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I am going to peel some clementines.

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They go really nice with the challah bread.

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And after you've left the dough to rise...

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It's definitely done.

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..tip it onto a floured worktop.

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Squash the air out of it then roll it into a big sausage.

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What's next, Lewis?

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You're cutting it into three pieces.

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I'm going to make these three pieces into sausages.

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-Now it's time for my most important ingredient.

-What's that?

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The chocolate.

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Dark chocolate is made from cocoa pods that grow on the cacao tree.

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The pods are ready to pick when they're a brown colour.

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Some cocoa pods can grow as big as a rugby ball.

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Inside each cocoa pod are the cocoa seeds.

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They tastes sour when first picked

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and nothing like the chocolate we're used to.

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Dried cocoa seeds are sent to factories where

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they're turned into lots of different types of chocolate.

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What do we do next, Lewis?

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I have to open this bag...

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..and put all of the chocolate inside the bag.

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Smash all of the chocolate together.

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LOUD BANGING

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That is so loud.

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Now I am going to put the chocolate into the dough.

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I'm going to hide all of the chocolate.

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And now I'm going to connect all of these tops together

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and then I'm going to start plaiting them.

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I'm really pleased with this challah bread.

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Mmm, yummy. Then brush the dough with beaten egg.

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It makes it go more shiny and it makes it look better.

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Now ask a grown-up to pop it in the oven for you. Mum?

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Now, if you want to make Lewis' chocolate challah bread,

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first add the dry active yeast to warm water.

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Add some runny honey then cover it with a clean tea towel

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and leave it in a warm place.

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Now crack your eggs into a jug...

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..add more runny, yummy honey,

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a pinch of salt and give it a good mix.

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Uncover the yeast mixture when it's gone bubbly

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and pour it into a bowl of flour.

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At the eggy mixture and mix it all together

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until it turns into a dough.

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Tip the dough onto a floured worktop then start to push

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and pull the dough until it's smooth, just like this.

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Next, brush a bowl with oil and pop the dough into it.

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Cover it with a clean tea towel and leave it to rise in a warm place.

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Put the dark chocolate into a food bag

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and bash it with a rolling pin till it goes into small pieces.

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When the dough has risen, tip it onto a floured worktop then

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push and pull it again to get all the air out.

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This might take a few minutes.

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Then roll it into a big sausage shape and cut it into three pieces.

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Roll each piece into smaller sausages

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and push your chocolate into each sausage, hiding it in the dough.

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Then squeeze the three sausages together at one end

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and cross each sausage until you get to the end.

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This little trick is called plaiting.

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Then squeeze the ends together just like this.

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Now brush more beaten egg on top of the loaf

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and lift it onto greaseproof paper on a baking tray.

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Then ask a grown-up to put it into the oven for you.

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Don't forget to peel and divide clementines into segments.

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They go very well with the cooked chocolate challah bread.

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Now there's just enough time for Lewis to get the table ready.

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In Israel, they grow lots of fruits,

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so I'm decorating the table with them.

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We always drink grape juice with the challah bread

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because it makes the bread taste even nicer.

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DOORBELL RINGS

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-My friends.

-Well done, Lewis.

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Your fruity Israeli-themed table looks brilliant.

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-ALL:

-Hi.

-Come in.

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Everyone's washed their hands and they're ready to eat.

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Here comes Mum with that cooked bread.

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I've made this special Israeli dish you to try.

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It's called challah bread.

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Wow! Lewis' chocolate challah bread looks great.

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And it's ready to eat now that it's cooled down.

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-Thank you.

-I'll take that one.

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Why do you think clementines is to eat with the bread?

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They go really well together.

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Earlier, only Charlie liked the taste of dark chocolate.

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Do you think everybody else will like it now it's

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-cooked in the challah bread?

-It is really good.

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-I absolutely love the bread.

-I think you've done a good job.

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-Is this grape juice?

-Yes.

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You drink it with the challah bread to make it taste even nicer.

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-Can you guess what my special ingredient is?

-Dark chocolate.

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-Easy.

-I think you've changed my mind, Lewis.

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Now I really like dark chocolate with bread.

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Oh, that's brilliant, George.

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-To the bread.

-To the bread.

-Cheers.

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Well done, Lewis, they do like the taste of dark chocolate after all.

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Thank you for coming to My World Kitchen.

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Chocolate challah bread is on the menu today. Lewis's family come from Israel, where challah bread is cooked and eaten on special occasions. It's a dish he really likes to eat, so he has decided to make it for his friends to enjoy too. The chocolate Lewis uses is dark chocolate and might be a little bit different to the type of chocolate that his friends are used to eating, so let's see if they like it in his recipe. Lewis goes to lots of effort to set up a special table for them in his garden so they can all enjoy the bread together. He serves his bread with grape juice to make it taste even better.


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