In this second installment of AlwaysOrderDessert How To,* I show you my favorite technique for braiding a six-strand loaf of challah bread using a batch of my new favorite Chipotle Challah dough (see recipes details below).
The braiding technique might seem a bit daunting at first, but it really is pretty straightforward. It should only take you once or twice to get the hang of it, and pretty soon I promise you'll be whipping up gorgeous challah braids that will rival those in even the best bakeries!
[Just a warning that I was in a bit of a silly mood when I made this video and kept bursting out into laughter during a few key moments (you'll see which ones!). I was going to edit them out, but then I changed my mind. After all, those of you who know me in real life, know that I really do tend to burst out laughing at the drop of a dime. This way you get to know the real me! ;) Plus editing it would have just been a pain... lol!]
I hope you guys enjoy the video! I posted a couple of my challah recipes below, which you can use to experiment. And if you have any questions, leave them in the comments and I'll get back to you right away!
Practice your challah braiding technique with one of these great challah recipes:
Chipotle Challah - A spicy challah with chipotle puree baked right into the dough
Vanilla Bean Challah - A more traditional challah recipe, with just a touch of fragrant vanilla bean flecks
Pumpkin Spice Challah - Pull out that can of pumpkin puree from the pantry and use it to make this sweet and spicy pumpkin bread.
* I have got to come up with a more clever name for these video tutorials. Any ideas?
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