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A little yeast: A second act

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on September 16, 2012 1:50 AM

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Elena Cully works with some dough before making challah, a braided Jewish bread her grandmother, Eva, taught her to make when she was a little girl growing up in Russia. The baker has come up with more than a dozen bread recipes and recently opened Elena's Breadbasket, a bakery that uses only healthy ingredients.

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Elena's Breadbasket offers more than a dozen types of bread -- from jalapeno cheddar and garlic Italian to sourdough and challah. Because of her philosophy on ensuring each loaf is healthy, Elena is one of only a few vendors that have been invited to sell their creations at Wayne Memorial Hospital. To learn more about the bakery or to place an order, find Elena at the hospital on Thursday mornings, visit the Elena's Breadbasket Facebook Page or e-mail ecully@nc.rr.com.

SEVEN SPRINGS -- A little girl stands alongside her grandmother and the lesson begins. Separate the dough into three equal strands. Pray as you braid them. Gently distribute eggwash across the top of the loaf. Cover it with cloth...

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