I was wondering if anyone knows which bakeries in Flatbush (Avenue M, Avenue J, and vicinity) or Boro Park, make really good mushroom shaped challah rolls. I am interested in both egg and water type rolls. They often serve this type of roll at catered affairs.
Quite a while back, I bought some at Shloime's on 14th Avenue, along with some very good mini challahs, which I seem to remember were all very good. This past week I went to what I think is another branch of that bakery, on New Utrecht Avenue. They had no challah rolls of that shape, so I bought their regular braided (knotted) challah rolls. I'm not sure if they were egg, or water rolls, but I was surprised, and disappointed to find that they were really awful - very dry, and tasteless.
I've also had mushroom rolls from a bakery on Avenue J, around E. 15th Street, (can't remember the name) that was recommended on this board. They probably would have been good but they didn't seem fresh.
For whatever bakery you recommend, can you also tell me if you know what days you can get freshly baked ones. I would usually be in Brooklyn on a Thursday.