Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas

December 19 marked the first day of Hanukkah. To celebrate I tried to make Challah bread, but being in the mountains I didn’t take into account that there might be some issues with baking, so it didn’t turn out as well as I wanted but it was still edible.

High elevation challah bread

So, if you’re baking from a box, make sure to check the directions for higher elevations. If you’re trying your favorite recipe in the mountains, you’ll probably need to make some adjustments.

I found some websites that address this issue. It seems like most of them mention that liquids evaporate faster so you probably need to consider that. They also said that doughs rise faster in higher elevations. Still more, you may need to make revisions to the amount of flour, sugar and baking powder and soda.

An article on Epicurious seemed to explain it the best. Check the link here.

There are some other helpful articles. Click here for one on Betty Crocker’s website.

King Arthur baking.com also has an article here.

And, tomorrow is Christmas Day. So Merry Christmas. May it bring all the delights of the season that you imagine.