I had such high hopes… but it turned out so, so badly. Well, tasty enough. But UGLY as sin. It all started with a video that showed a beautiful, trim Israeli lady making the most gorgeous braids with the kind of ease that you only acquire after having made thousands of them. I watched it. Naomi Rivka watched it. We were inspired – hooray! As soon as I started to pull of this complicated six-braid, everything began to go horribly wrong, starting with the ginormous octopus contraption you see at the top of this post. From there, I created a not-too-shabby looking braided thingy… And then tucked it together to resemble – um, a mummified dog? Yuck, says Naomi Rivka. Meanwhile, she herself was inspired by another technique she’d seen in the video to create a round challah, wrapped with a band to make it more regal. Beautiful! Just to make the situation even more ridiculous, it turned out there wasn’t room on my (entire-oven-sized) baking pan for both
Day 348: I broke my own rule.
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