I made a half recipe of Peter Reinhart's challah for this week's installment of the BBA Challenge. I've made Mollie Katzen's challah in the past and really enjoyed it, so I was looking forward to this recipe. The bread turned out perfectly, even though I totally forgot about the egg wash and sesame seeds before popping it into the oven. The bread was light and fluffy, not too rich, and really delicious for sandwiches or toasted with jam.
I attempted a 4-braid rather than the usual 3-braid following the instructions in BBA, and it turned out well! I didn't get a good photo because the bread didn't come out of the oven until after dark, but you can see the braiding worked out fairly evenly:
It doesn't look too different from a regular 3-braid, but it was a fun variation to try!