April 5, 2021 at 3:03 pm #29384
The Challah Prince has many interesting ways of braiding Challah, he’s teaching a class on it next Sunday for $35. (Yes, I’m registered for it.)
He’s getting ready to move from Berlin to Israel, I wonder what changes that will make in his baking?April 11, 2021 at 4:50 pm #29466
The braiding class went well, though I’m exhausted after spending a good 3 hours prepping for the class, over 2 hours on Zoom and then another hour and a half baking the things we made in class.
I’ll get some pictures posted later, I thought the 11 strand and 8 strand braids came out well, the 5 strand one needs work.
We also made some Challah roses using a simple 3 strand braid, I think one came out good enough to post a picture of, I’ll have to practice that one some more, too. But it looks like a good thing to do with any left over dough and if I can master them they’d make good rolls to set out at everyone’s place at a dinner party or to help decorate a table.April 11, 2021 at 6:12 pm #29467Joan SimpsonParticipant
I can’t wait to see your pictures Mike!April 11, 2021 at 7:15 pm #29469
Here’s the 11 strand braid. All of these came out a bit dark, because it used an egg yolk wash, this one might be overbaked by a minute or two
Here’s the 8 strand braid. I gave this one to our neighbor, as I don’t have space in the freezer for all of them.
Here’s the 5 strand braid, which came out a bit wobbly. You turn it on its side after the braiding, and are supposed to pull it open, but I couldn’t figure out where.
Here’s the rose, this is made with a 3 strand braid that is rolled up and cut in half to make two rolls.
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.April 11, 2021 at 10:06 pm #29477Joan SimpsonParticipant
Mike I think they look good.That’s a lot of braiding!I’ve never done more than a three strand braid.April 12, 2021 at 7:45 am #29478BakerAuntParticipant
Wow! That was quite the class! I’m impressed with the variety of challah braiding that you did, and your breads are impressive.
I’ve done a 5-strand braid for my version of the KAF Pumpkin Ginger Bread, but that is as complicated as I have tried.April 12, 2021 at 10:39 am #29480
The 8 strand one seemed easier for me to do than the 5 strand one, which sounds strange.
After he gets set up in Israel, I think he’s planning on doing a class with a 10 strand braid. Of the ones we made yesterday, I am probably most likely to make the 8 strand, though I do want to practice the rose one again. (I think I left out a step on the batch that I made later in the day, I need to watch the video of the class again.)
The 11 strand braid was huge, 1100 grams of dough. It’d be good for a large gathering, though.
His Challah recipe is one that doesn’t have egg in the dough, though it does have sugar. He says doughs without egg keep the bread softer longer. We’ll see.April 12, 2021 at 3:17 pm #29483ItaliancookParticipant
Mike, you Challah are amazing! Congratulations!April 15, 2021 at 2:59 pm #29520navlysParticipant
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