Adventures of a Modern Day, Middle-Aged Hero, on the Glory Road(to family security)


Proof of concept.

More baking.  But this time, it smells like victory! 

As I thought, the toughest part was getting the 'dough ropes' rolled out.  I think I went a little light on my water(or a little heavy on the flour)...my dough was a little dry, and somewhat 'tough'.  It was very resistant to rolling and stretching into ropes.  I had to do it in stages, letting it the gluten 'rest' for a bit before I got it to the right length.

After that, the braiding itself wasn't that tough...way easier than working with my daughters hair. 

The finished product was tasty.  A little denser than some other challah, but man, it was good with dinner(venison back back-strap and red beans and rice).  There is still about half a loaf left.  If it still exists after dinner tomorrow, maybe I'll make it into french toast for desert. 

The recipe I used is from this site, and now that I have done it, I might mess with it a bit next time...maybe some cinnamon, or raisins.  Or both.  

1 comment:

  1. I have had really good luck baking stuff like that on a pizza stone. Give it a try, it does some interesting things.