Thursday, June 23, 2011

WGB challenge #5 Challah

This is recipe #5 Challah of the Whole Grain Bread book by Peter Reinhart challenge that Jenni started. Here is Jenni's blog: http://somethingtosavor.blogspot.com/2011/05/wgb-challange.html

 This recipe uses 4 whole eggs and 1 egg yolk so it is no wonder that it rose wickedly high. 

 My braiding technique isn't great BUT I'm learning.

 Very tasty loaf. I'm loving it.

I ended up adding about 1/2 cup more whole wheat flour and it was still a tad sticky.
Loving it,
Susie

16 comments:

  1. Thanks ChaosButterfly. It is very tasty. Stop by and have some. :)
    Susie

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  2. The crumb looks really nice!!

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  3. That challah is so gorgeous! What a fun challenge!

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  4. It looks like you just braided it a bit too tightly, I've done that so many times. If you roll out your dough a little long, leave one piece vertical, and then make an X, then braid down the bottom loosely, then flip it over, braid down, then tuck the ends under, pinch to seam, you'll have a perfect three braid everytime.

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  5. Elizabeth,
    I bet you are right. I don't get what you are saying. Which there was a video. I'm 'so' visual. :) Thanks. I'll read it over and over and see if I can get what you are saying. :)
    Susie

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  6. Susie, page 147 illustrates the 3 rope braid, I tried the 6 rope, fun, but I still missed some where. Regardless of our shapes, it was still good, though I would prefer a sweeter taste.
    your crumb looks great.

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  7. Yes I saw the illustration before I started. Next time I will do it more loosely. :) I liked the taste of this one a lot. :)
    Thanks,
    Susie

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  8. Instead of 3 vertical lines to braid, like you would hair, keep the middle one straight, and make and X over it with the other 2. From the middle of the intersection of the 3 pieces, braid down, when you get to the end, flip it over and braid down again. Then, with the loose ends, tuck them under and pinch to seam them.

    Sorry, I was unclear. It's one of those things that's easier to see than explain. I hope this helps!

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  9. Elizabeth,
    I think I get what you are saying now. :) Thanks a bunch,
    Susie

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  10. As Jim said: Your crumb looks great and that's most important. More helpfull for me are the You Tube movies like this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92WEVn3iO14 to braid a challah.
    (And sorry for this late replay (I don't know why)but I can seldom reach your bloggs and the/our google group or sometimes can reach them but can't see any pictures :-((

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  11. Thanks! I did what she did with the braid but I think I did it way too tight and may have over proofed it. :) Lots to learn.
    Susie

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