Daring Bakers Challenge: Challah Back, Y'all!

Pirate Dreams
Posted on 05/29/2012 by cakecrumbs
A few months ago I joined the Daring Kitchen, but it took until now for me to find the time onions to participate in a challenge. I'd just been saying to my boyfriend that I wanted to try baking bread, when I logged on to check what this month's challenge was.



Challah!

I made challah twice throughout the month. Both times I made one loaf with a cinnamon filling and one without. I was concerned with the honey challah that the cinnamon would clash with the honey, but they honey flavour is very subtle, so it was perfect.




I'm sure you're supposed to wait for it to cool. Pfft. Sliced this baby up while it was still steaming: there's really nothing like bread straight out of the oven. I was also eager to see how the cinnamon went this time. Not perfect swirls, but at least it was present. 




As nice as thickly sliced bread is, the beauty of a braided loaf is getting to tear it apart. We grabbed some butter and ate the entire loaf warm. So delicious. 


You'll find more photos and the recipe I used at Cakecrumbs, or all the recipes and tips over at Daring Kitchen


windystreet 29th-May-2012 01:24 pm (UTC)
Lovely! I bake challah in large quantities for my job once a week. Never get tired of smelling like it!

Have you tried using challah for french toast? Delicious!
mercystars 30th-May-2012 12:40 am (UTC)
I second the french toast. And challa makes a good bread pudding too.
cakecrumbs 30th-May-2012 03:26 am (UTC)
That's a lovely idea. I was wondering how it would go toasted - french toast sounds perfect.
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