Challah oh Challah, have I made a match for you!
That outburst was dedicated to my mother.
To make up for the utter laziness of last week's blog, I've made the most time consuming thing I know how to. Challah.
1 1/4 Cups Warm Water
1 1/2 Tsp Yeast
1/4 Cup Honey (or more if you like your Challah on the sweet side)
2 Tb Vegetable Oil
1 1/2 Tsp Salt
4 Cups Flour
1 More Egg for Egg Wash (Preferably a lucky double yolk one!)
Combine all ingredients except 1 egg. Cover with cling wrap and let rise 1 1/2 Hours. Drop it on a floured surface and smack it around a little. Cut into 6 pieces and braid as shown in the video (or for ease, just braid like hair. But you won't feel nearly as smug afterwards.) Let rise another hour. Cover in egg wash and bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes. When you knock on it, it should sound hollow.
Hope your Challah doesn't blow up.