This recipe was very easy, and the bread is great. We really love challah at our house. I don't know if there will be any left for any French toast! I even prepared this after work yesterday evening. I had a sudden panic during the day when I realized that it was time for the first recipe of the month, stopped to buy eggs on the way home, and although I did get to bed a bit late, the bread was done that evening. What a wonderful aroma in the house.
There were no real tricks to the technique, although I had one loaf that was smoother than the other. It seemed harder to roll the smooth long pieces from the second half of the dough - maybe it was saggy from having sat while I rolled out the first one. There was a lot of yeast, so it rose well, even without any kind of warm spot to sit in as it rose. I used my Kitchen Aid to do the kneading while I worked on other things in the kitchen.
|Before rising - having short hair, I never have learned to braid very neatly :-)|
I would definitely make this recipe again - very simple, and rewarding.