Sunday, January 3, 2010

Halla for Challah: bread of the week 1

This year I'm going to improve my baking. I'm going to bake bread once a week. Any way you slice it, I won't be loafing around this year. I kneaded to make a resolution.

This means you will see a lot of pictures of bread. I was inspired by Sara who said she was looking forward to reading about what I'm making. I think this means she'll be getting a loaf of bread the next time I see her.

I started with my favorite bread to eat: challah.

Challah turned out to be much easier to make than I thought it would be. I do need to work on evenly braiding (it slipped a bit to one side). I started with the America's Test Kitchen recipe. I think I'll try the Smitten Kitchen recipe the next time I make challah, as it has a variation that involves raisins.

I am looking for recipes to try, so if you have a favorite bread recipe please let me know. If it turns out to be a favorite you might just get a loaf from me.


Kathleen said...

I'm pretty sure we've exchanged bread puns on your blog already (or was it eggs?), so this one may be a bit stale, but I think this is a crummy resolution.

crosenfe said...

Looks awesome! Nice work!

essjay said...

I think your braiding looks awesome! I look forward to seeing what you bake every week and have the book set aside for you!