The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, Challah

Challah bread is my absolute favorite bread bake.   I give thanks to:  Nicole, for offering this baking challenge(, and to Peter Reinhart (,  for such an ethereal journey of all things, flour and egg.


How do I love thee? 

…..Let me count the ways…..













~ by coffeegrounded on June 29, 2009.

9 Responses to “The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, Challah”

  1. Holy Cow! Absolutely stunning. What a way to “bring up the rear!” Although I doubt you’re the last challenger to make the Challah . . .

  2. WOW, WOW, WOW! Awesome! Just beautiful.
    Nice baking along with you,

  3. Janice, thanks for visiting my blog. :) It took me awhile, but only because this is to be savored, not rushed. Challah is my ‘go-to’ when I need something extra special. This recipe was a CHARM!

    Susie, you sweet girl…thanks. This bread challenge is wonderful in so many ways. :) Happy bakes 2U2!

  4. omg I LOVE the braiding on your challah!

  5. Wow! Your Challahs are gorgeous!!! Absolutely stunning!

  6. Stunning.

  7. Love the horseshoe shape. How original. Your challas are just beautiful.

  8. Stunning … I lOVE the braiding on your challah!

  9. Sheryl, thanks for the compliment. I am a bit slow on learning anything beyond a three strand, but maybe before my unborn grandchildren graduate college I’ll say otherwise. ;)

    Tammy, you be so kind! ty :)

    AnneMarie, awe shucks, you got me blushing! ;)

    Salt, lol..I am so dense. I live in TX and failed to even ‘notice’ the horseshoe. I must have been begging for luck, on this bake, somewhere in the recesses of my gray matter. ;)

    zainab, thanks for enjoying the handiwork. It’s fun to braid. :)

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