Monday, December 29, 2008

hurrah for challah!

Here's my first attempt at challah bread. I've never made one before and I was quite pleased with how it turned out. I'm not sure if the picture quite captured it but the loaf was ENORMOUS. It was not my best attempt at a 3-strand braid, but I had tried the 4-strand braid unsuccessfully and was getting really frustrated. The good news is that I've finally figured out how to do the 4-strand braid. The crust was brushed with an egg wash (twice!) and sprinkled with sesame seeds and poppy seeds.

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