As a result, I'm writing this enjoying a guilt-free celebratory cider, radiating a warm glow from my slightly sunburned shoulders!
But I digress - back to the Baking...
May's Daring Bakers' Challenge was pretty twisted - Ruth from The Crafts of Mommyhood challenged us to make challah! Using recipes from all over, and tips from "A Taste of Challah", by Tamar Ansh, she encouraged us to bake beautifully braided breads.
Firstly, I did exactly as suggested and practised my challah braiding using some of Mini-M's play-dough!
|Simple three-strand braid|
|Four-strand braided round|
|Six-strand braid - tricky!|
When I went to make my dough, I discovered that the bread flour I had in the cupboard was multigrain - which is definitely not traditional - but I continued regardless and it worked out not too badly. In the end I opted for a four strand braid, and four strand braided round.
|Braided and having a final rise before baking|
|Baked and delicious!|
|Marathon relay change over at Cockenzie|