This is my first Rosh Hashanah where I've had a kitchen and time to do a lot of cooking and I am planning on making my own challot. I did a trial run that did not go so well.The challah turned out delicious and, strictly speaking it was round far from the lovely spiraled coil I was hoping for. If it makes a difference, I formed the challah mid-way through the second proofing as I always do. Any advice? I googled it and only got instructions for braided round challah, which is not the same to me as the coil evokes the continuity of life and always building on what has come before.