This month Carola of Sweet and That's It managed to sneak in two challenges for us "Back to the Future, Buddies", by advising us to try not only the original "Bread Baking Babes" recipe but another one as well. To be able to compare both loafs, or just to be able to eat LOADS of this lovely, very rich bread (that doesn't keep that well)? Just don't think about the amount of butter that goes in ....
I'll cover the second recipe in a separate post, but here's a sneak preview, modelled by our gorgeous black lab Jingles.
|gigantic challah ('second recipe' see separate post)|
|1. dough pieces for one loaf|
adapted from Back to future, buddies: Challah
800 gr white bread flour
45 gr caster sugar
14 gr salt
9 gr instant dry yeast
113 gr soft unsalted butter
240 gr lukewarm water
3 eggs + 1 egg white (= 240 gr), beaten
1 egg yolk + 1 tsp cold water, mixed
Mix all ingredients -but the egg yolk/water mix- by hand, (stand) mixer or bread maker. Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic. Cover and leave to rise at room temperature for approximately 75 mins. The dough should double in size.
|2. measuring the ropes|
|3. tighly braid the three ropes|