Friday, October 16, 2015

Fall Baking :: Challah

I don't know if it's the fall weather, or the episodes of The Great British Baking Show that I've been watching, but I've been on a baking streak.  I may start saying "that's lovely" with sincerity, and "proved" instead of "proofed."

On Wednesday, I made a challah loaf, my first!  Not my first bread.  I was afraid I would have a problem with the yeast; I believe that happened last time I made bread (not recent.)  It was fine though; I think I'm more patient than I used to be.  Maybe?  I'm working on that.  The loaf turned out very well, although I was stumped a bit on rolling the ropes - fat in the middle, skinny ends, I now know.  I used a recipe from the Kitchn, here.  Easy as pie. Er, bread.

the dough is "proved," in my grandmother's bowl

four-strand braid

not quite enough egg wash, but a lovely brown nonetheless

It was a huge hit!  It was asked for until it was gone - two days.  We will be having this again.  Now after watching the GBBS, having no time limit, I'm curious to try rye bread.  Will let you know!


Robin said...

Your bread turned out lovely. Good (and yummy) job!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Wow Karen -- that bread looks amazing!

Nana said...

Yum! Not sure what makes challah bread challah bread, but it looks tasty!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and yummy I bet. The British Baking Show is one of my husband's favorites. I told him he is just torturing himself watching it but he insists anyway. Cheryl