This week's Bread Baker's Apprentice Challenge was Challah, a bread that is often associated with the Hebrew Faith. This is a fast bread in comparison to many we have been doing of late. It took about 4 hours start to finish. It is also a truly BEAUTIFUL bread. I am not doing the step by step photos of the dough process, as this one is quite basic. It is a bread with egg and a little oil, but it was easy to handle and shape.
I choose to do the double braid, in which there is a larger lower braid and a smaller one atop it. You actually start the braid from the middle.
The bread, once formed is given an egg yolk wash and topped with sesame seeds. It is then baked until golden brown and shiny.