This recipe is from Devorah Heller, "The Challah Maven". She came to Monsey a number of years ago and gave a lesson in challah baking to the first graders and their mothers. It was such a nice idea! She also had great eitzah on how to braid with 6 strands. This recipe is basically her recipe with my commentary and wording. I hope I got it right!
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I never look at youtube, but it occurred to me that I might get a good lesson in challah braiding by looking there. I found that in April, Devorah Heller's recipe was taped into multiple clips. Here are the names of the clips that you can search on:
1) Challah Part 2 Prep link: http://www.youtube.com/user/challahrecipe1#p/u/3/qlGBCdqqHtE
2) Challah Part 4 Braiding and Egging - link: http://www.youtube.com/user/challahrecipe1#p/a/u/1/sEq_J2kuvPQ
3) Challah Part 5 Rounds and Rolls link: http://www.youtube.com/user/challahrecipe1#p/a/u/0/XBRcBFOxepc
Comments / Reviews
Just a rather off handed question. Approximately how many challot are made from this recipe? 6 pounds of flour? Put the dough in a clean garbage bag? Sounds as though we are preparing for the army to arrive, but it would be nice to know how many one can/should expect this to make. Thank you.
Since this is a 6 lb recipe, you can make 6 1-lb challos. You can make bigger ones and get less challos. You can take amount for a 1 lb challah and make bulkalach. Re garbage bag - I actually made the recipe for Shabbos and used one. You can also use a plastic table cloth and cover it with the leftover plastic tablecloth until dough rises. Clean up is very easy with this method. Re recipe, I think I would like it to be a little sweeter so next time I would add more sugar to recipe.
Devorah Heller is the Best! Her Challa's are delicous and she is the biggest expert!
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