Monday, September 27, 2010


Thursday I made Challah for a friend who was coming into town (and then didn't).  Of all the breads I've made this was hubby's favorite so I made a loaf for home too.  We had a weekend trip to New Orleans planned so I made a loaf for that too.  Yep, I made 3 loaves of Challah.  The dough rising over the bowl in the morning was quite entertaining.

After making the dough and letting it rise slowly in the fridge over night I divided it into the 3 parts and braided each one.

bread about to be braided looks like half an octopus

a little bit braided

mostly braided

all braided!

Then they got an egg wash and rose for an hour.

egg wash 1

After an hour they got another egg wash and some poppy seeds.  Then they rose for another hour before getting baked.

egg wash 2

And then they were all beautiful and ready to eat!

..... or to become french toast!