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« on: May 20, 2008 09:33:23 PM »

Hello all! I recently started to make bread for the first time and decided to try making challah, for starters. Here are some of my results. Bigger images are available (all linked to flickr) if you click on the ones below. Please enjoy!

Here is the first loaf of bread I ever baked! I accidentally let it rise an extra hour (or two?) so the braiding effect was lost, but fortunately it was still tasty. For this I used the recipe from chaitimeblog.wordpress.com but halved it.

My second challah was my favorite in appearance and taste. This time I used a recipe from www.bakingandbooks.com/ but used fresh apples (grated, with juice squeezed out) instead of dried ones. I also halved the recipe here. The results were dense, soft, and sweet. I should also point out that both of these blogs either describe or link to helpful tutorials on weaving dough.

This third loaf also uses a recipe from Baking and Books, the apricot chocolate challah. This time I decided to use the exact amounts in the recipe but divided the dough up into 4 loaves. Also, I used white chocolate which makes it hard to see in the picture, but trust me, you could taste it.

So that's what I've done so far on my challah-making adventure... once I've tried baking more of other types of bread I'll have to write a new post here but until then, thanks for looking!


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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2008 09:55:32 PM »

The loaves look very nice, both on the outside and the inside.  I am also just getting into bread making.  My favorite is a whole-wheat challah with raisins....mmmm....Anyway, nice work!

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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2008 10:44:11 PM »

Lovely challot.  I love the texture of the first one.  Looks "airy" and rich.  Your second one is beautiful I love the "round" braid and the third..delicious!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008 10:48:47 PM »

Looks tasty.


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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2008 10:53:22 PM »

*drools* as soon as i saw that picture i knew it!

i absolutely LOVE challah.

and yours looks DE-LISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mmmmmmmmmm *drools more*

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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2008 03:40:14 AM »

Looks like you had some good & tasty success. Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2009 11:44:48 PM »

Oooooh, challah looks good!

« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2009 05:00:55 PM »

I just made Challah for the first time the other day! Even though you let the first one rise for to long I love the way it looks. It reminds me of one of those knotted buttons (the type found on asian style clothing) and is an interesting look for Challah. Now I'm wondering if I could duplicate that look on purpose. Thanks for the inspiration!
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