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Braids: apricot (3-strand false braid) Banana Cinnamon (Russian braid) . challah (5-strand braid) . challah (6-strand braid) . festive braid (6-strand braid) . 6 strand braiding . Russian Roses (BBB - Russian braid) .

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Bread Baking Babes: October 2008 - Challah

Challah

October 2008

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???)

challah © ejm October 2008

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.

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After braiding, I covered the rounds with plastic and allowed them to rise in the oven with only the light turned on.

challah © ejm October 2008

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.

challah © ejm October 2008

four strand round with a six strand braid wrapped around it

challah © ejm October 2008

The bread was wonderfully soft and flavourful. I've been given a big green light to make these again!

challah © ejm October 2008

challah © ejm October 2008

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