For the record, I was in love in kale, before it was fashionable to be so. I added it to everything ( except salads). I made pesto, soups, pies and quiches, just added them in stews and curries. Have you ever tried if with a peanut butter curry? Incredible! So, it was a no brainer that when the fresh herb season largely passed, I resorted to this little favorite of mine to fill the bread.
I was enamored by the idea of the Krantz. It is those swirls that really make the allure. The layers of alternating bread and filling adding texture to each bite and the fun of making braids. If you have ever made a challah you'll know there is much fun in twisting a living piece of dough into interesting shapes. It is mesmerizing.
There is a subtle femininity to it!
I made a version of it sometime ago with nut and fruit filling. This time, I decided I wanted to go savory. And, green. Since it is Fall, it made sense to choose the current on-trend leaf, Kale. I discovered kale about two years after I came here. I had grown up consuming a lot of greens in my diet and I loved them. [...]Read More