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Challah recipe - need a winner!

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Challah recipe - need a winner!

iprobeattoomuch | Aug 9, 2011 05:26 PM

I've become obsessed over the past couple days. I ended up settling with this recipe: http://zabars.typepad.com/recipes/200...

I only made half (which made a HUGE loaf), and followed the video instructions within (rather hilariously) for the braiding: http://followingtheancientpaths.wordp...

The results were fairly tasty, surprisingly not too sweet (i even could have gone a touch sweeter), and decently fluffy -- as well as very pretty. However when I think of challah I think of something a little stretchier/stringier, a little eggier, and overall a little more airy and yeasty. That sort of thing. This was a touch dry.

At the end of the day, it's possible I'm simply craving like a pannetone or something, but I'm sticking with challah while I can!

I've found a couple good looking recipes via Chow, but if anybody has any other winners to offer up I'm totally game. Jewish recipes? Grandma's, perhaps? If it's delicious and at least vaguely fits the above descriptors I'd love to give it a shot. I've got a month long 'staycation' kicking off as of yesterday, and I'm not leaving my kitchen until I've attained success!

Thanks!

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