Friday, November 27, 2009

BBA Challenge #6 Challah Bread


This was the easiest bread in the 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.

4 comments:

Ed said...

Hi Wanda!
I hope you and everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. I love all the recipes that you post. I made a batch of the Spitzbuben cookies to sell in our cafe here on the Christmas tree farm. They turned out very nice and looked very festive. I used a mildly tart cherry preserves that went well with the dough. Keep posting, I like all the recipes!
Ed

Ed said...

Hi Wanda!
I hope you and everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. I love all the recipes that you post. I made a batch of the Spitzbuben cookies to sell in our cafe here on the Christmas tree farm. They turned out very nice and looked very festive. I used a mildly tart cherry filling that went well with the dough. Keep posting, I like all the recipes!
Ed

poppyseed said...

Thanks, Ed! I hope your cookies sold! I'll try the cherry preserves next time.

ButterYum said...

What a stunning Challah! Great job!

:)
ButterYum