According to traditional Jewish belief, the Sabbath has its origin in God’s divine command to observe the seventh day as a day of rest and sanctification.
This recipe is adapted from the King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion's recipe for Bakery Date Squares.
For an extra sweet Shabbat, this variation on traditional challah adds some sweet apples to the dough just before braiding.
Mandelbrot means “almond bread” in Yiddish, but its origins are the biscotti cookies that were created in Italy more than 700 years ago. This recipe is featured in Tina Wasserman's book, Entree to Judaism for Families filled with tools to help children learn to cook with confidence, with clear, step-by-step instructions for every recipe and tips for adults to make the experience safe and rewarding.