As much as I love making great recipes more than once, I wanted to try something a little bit different with this months Daring Bakers Challenge- Challah. I’ve made challah once before with great success using this recipe. Although the 6-braid job was a little rough, it came out fluffy, sweet, and tender. An AMAZING challah recipe. BUT! I didn’t want to do the same recipe twice, especially if it was for a challenge. So I set my sights on one of Allrecipes most top-rated challah recipes. Didn’t hold a candle to my original challah recipe. I was incredibly disappointed : (
I will say though, I probably messed this loaf up. I forgot to add the eggs in with the yeast/honey/water/oil mixture before I started adding the flour. I ended up adding the eggs in after about half the flour was already incorporated. Not the best idea for optimal texture. AND I never really developed the gluten quite enough. My mixer has been on the fritz and my arms just couldn’t bare to do the job so I cut out of kneading until completely done. The resulting loaf was dry and dense. Terrible. Since the recipe was rated so highly I really think it was my error alone that did this.