These delicious eggs, available at the greenmarket in New York City's Union Square from Tello's Green Farm, also make delicious Challah:
I split a dozen of these eggs with a friend every week as part of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. In these programs, groups pay a farmer up front for a share of the season's harvest so that the farmer has the resources to buy seed, machinery and whatever else they may need to keep the farm running. We also get a share of vegetables and in a few weeks, fruit!
The dough made of these eggs seemed a little brighter yellow to me than the dough of previous Challah I've made:
Once it was kneaded, I set it to rise:
And a few hours later, it was ready for shaping:
I split the dough into four portions this time...
to make a four-braid. Even when I've made a recipe before, it is fun to try something new with it:
The resulting rich bread benefited greatly from the fresh eggs!