Making snakes – and breaking in my new rolling pin. Sure beats a wine bottle, hands-down!
Quick preliminary roll, then rest.
Whoops, forgot to take pictures. I rolled the snakes out to their full length and formed two 2-braid challahs. Unfortunately, the first two snakes were much too long, and made an unattractive, too-long, too-skinny challah. So I rolled it up into a crown!
The second was okay, but I could have closed the bottom end better.
Now, spray with oil and cover up with a towel (NOT plastic wrap!) and let them rise while I bake blueberry buns!
Sprinkle with streusel (=krishkelach!), then bake 1/2 hour.
Pull them out and realize that the oven was still at 375° from the blueberry buns. :-o
Guess we’re having super-dark challahs this Shabbos…
Despite how they look, they really aren’t burnt. Not quite. And I have to say, they smell just like my Bubby’s.