I had fun braiding challah. Here are two six strand versions. One is a six strand round and the other is a four strand round with a six strand braid wrapped around it. (It's probably supposed to be a 4 strand with a 2 strand twist wrapped around it to add up to 6. Or is it supposed to be a 6 strand with a 6 strand wrapped around to add up to twelve???)
I think I may have gone slightly astray with the six strand straight braid and somehow managed to turn it into a three strand braid but even so, I think it still looks pretty nice.
After braiding, I covered the rounds with plastic and allowed them to rise in the oven with only the light turned on.
Just before baking, I brushed the rounds with a mixture of 10%cream and water, baked them for about 10 minutes then brushed them again with the remaining amount of cream/water. The final result was very pleasing. Here is the six strand round.
four strand round with a six strand braid wrapped around it
The bread was wonderfully soft and flavourful. I've been given a big green light to make these again!
Assyrian Spinach Pies . Biscotti Picanti . Brioche and Gateau a la Creme . Broa . Brunkans Långa . Challah . Chinese Steamed Flower Rolls . Coccodrillo . Cornucopia . Croissants and Pains au Chocolat . Cuban Bread . Fougasse . Dan's Garlic Bread . Easy Little Bread . Ensaimadas . Fantans . Filled Pane Bianco . Five-Grain Bread with Walnuts . Hamburger Buns . Herbed Soda Bread . Holiday Apple Kuchen . Italian Knots . Julia Child's French Bread . Kaiser Rolls . Mary's Dark Onion Rye . Molasses Fennel Rye . Naan . Oatmeal Twists . Pocketbook Rolls . Rewena paraoa . Royal Crown Tortano . Russian Rose . Soft Pretzels . St. Hildegard's Spelt Bread . Stollen . Streusel Potato Coffee Cake . Stromboli . Swedish Rye . Sweet Portuguese Bread . Taralli Pugliesi . Whipped Spelt Bread . Whole-Wheat Pita . Yeasted Sprouted Wheat Bread