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!
What a delightful Challah Sara. Wow, I haven't tried to concur 4 braids but have tried 6 braids. I like this shape of 4 braids actually. It looks plumper and neater!ReplyDelete
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I just tried making this bread for the first time last night, so I could make French Toast with it for fathers day. So fun to make! I thought it was really delicious as well!ReplyDelete
I didn't even think about making a 1/2 recipe. I think I'll do it that way.ReplyDelete
Your challah and challah toast look amazing!
Your braid is great. I've thought of doing a half recipe but always do it all. I just give it away. :)ReplyDelete
Nice baking along with you,
Oh, your challa looks amazing!!! Nice and golden. I really like this enriched bread, I love it in French toast format ;)ReplyDelete
Beautiful Challah! I used 4 also but braided it into a circle. I can't wait to make this again. I used the whole loaf for french toast. Yum! This is a great baking group!ReplyDelete
Nice, even without the egg wash it looks awesome!ReplyDelete