Challah napkin rings

By | March 9, 2012

My husband and I got treated to a delicious Chinese-themed Purim seuda yesterday, courtesy of our friends A & G.

I know, I know. It looks like the gingerbread man is wearing a challah turban, and that’s not particularly Chinese.

But everything else was Chinese. There were authentic chop sticks with these cute little wooden stands. There were mahjong tiles decorating the table and pictures of Chairman Mao on the walls. And there was every Chinese dish you could imagine.

The theme was a surprise until we arrived, which was a good thing, considering that our contribution was the challah. Without having to make it fit a theme, I was free to try out these challah napkin rings.

And it turns out that they’re easy to make. I love when a potchke turns out to be an un-potchke.

Challah napkin rings are great for a special occasion like Purim, Yom Tov, or sheva brachot, but they’re simple enough to put together for any regular Shabbos, too.

If we hadn’t gotten challah in mishloach manot, we’d be having napkin rings tonight.


Pnina on March 11, 2012 at 2:36 pm.

Such cute pics! and I have to tell A that the table looks great! oh and challah looks really pretty by the way. wish i could see it with a napkin in it…


A on March 11, 2012 at 4:04 pm.

I feel famous, and love seeing my china in a photo :)
If I am honest, G wanted to put the serviettes (aka napkins) in the challah, but then I didn’t know where to put the gingerbread men. Challah was sooooo yummy!!


Gidi on March 11, 2012 at 4:10 pm.

Yes yes yes. Of course it should have a napkin in. But that’s what happens when the wife says to the husband “Would you set the table, please?”. I take full responsibility for the creative mess (though what kind of wife doesn’t watch her husband’s every move?! Irresponsible!).


Tali Simon on March 11, 2012 at 4:14 pm.

Well, it just seems to me that Mr. Gingerbread looks very happy in his challah turban — can’t miss that smile! I’ll get pictures with napkins for the next batch. Post-Purim seuda, anyone??


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