Monday, November 30, 2009

DIY: Challah

I've made a helluvalot of challah over the years. It's something I first tried my hand at during my college days (when I used to have crazy dreams about baking bread full-time) and has become a firm fixture in my bread-making repertoire ever since. What I really like about this particular loaf is the arts and craftiness involved—braiding and building the 2 tiers of dough that's gotta rise during 2 different sittings, then applying a thorough egg wash to it along with a generous sprinkling of sesame seeds.

I'd say this latest one tops all the others. My ma thinks so too.

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