Friday, November 27, 2009
BBA Challenge #6 Challah Bread
BBA Challenge for me so far. It went together quickly and didn't require much actual preparation time. It can be totally completed in one day. This bread is a little plain in flavor, but good for a simple bread and looks really pretty on the table. I had a little trouble with the written braiding instructions that said to lay strand 3 over strand 2 and then strand 1 over strand 2??? I check Mr. Reinhart's new book, artisan breads every day, and the braiding instructions there cleared up my confusion--strand 3 becomes strand 2 after it crosses over strand 2, so strand 1 is crossed over the new strand 2. That would have been no problem if I had simply braided the way I know how. I was just trying to follow the written instruction and found it a little confusing in the way it was worded. If you simply braid the strips, it's easy.