What with the kids making challahs yesterday, I realized I had too many if I made all my “snakes” into 4-braid challahs. So I decided, with the snakes I’d already rolled out, to make 2 6-braid loaves instead of 3 4-braid loaves. Rolled out the snakes nicely: long and thin, because if they’re too fat, a 6-braid can easily turn into a round challah. Braided them up… and then noticed an extra snake sitting on the table: I’d forgotten to include it, and one of my beautiful “6-braids” was actually only 5. Can you guess which one??? Quick fix – and seriously, this was the easiest solution to any bread problem I have ever encountered: tuck the extra snake underneath the braided challah in the pan. Can you see it hiding under there??? Left it to rise, baked as usual… and nobody ever noticed the difference. The volume of the finished challahs is identical, because they both contain 6 strands – just one has the extra strand hidden inside… (yes, I managed to take pic
Day 348: I broke my own rule.
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