This weekend I baked my first Challah bread! Â It was really fun and produces a spectacular result with less work than I’d expected.
This recipe from Smitten Kitchen worked out really well. Â Her instructions are very detailed so if you’re going to try this yourself, you should really go see her site.
For braiding strategy I turned to youtube. Â This video by MayaSophia demonstrates the technique I used very clearly. Â In her video she details a fancy seed smearing method, I settled for sprinkling.
My oven was a tad too hot (75Â°F) and I didn’t have a proper brush for the egg wash (used a paper towel). Â That probably accounts for the uneven coloration. Â Next time I will use the correct temperature and apply the second second of egg wash right before it goes in the oven with a proper brush!
Still tasted fine: I smeared mine with honey and sprinkled with a little salt. Â Delicious!