Monday, 28 May 2012

Daring Bakers - May 2012

This is my second challenge! I am so happy!

This month we had to bake a CHALLAH, a traditional Jewish sweet bread.
Thankfully we make something similar during Easter here in Greece, which is called "tsoureki", so I was rather familiar with the process.
The braiding? Well, I hadn't done that before... But it was fun and I liked the final result. The challah looked really cute!
The recipe was chosen by Ruth from The Crafts of Mommyhood!
I used the "Easy Challah" recipe in a chocolate version!

I added cocoa.

See the yeast bubbling?
It was rather sticky.
I let it rise.
I made 4 strands.
I tried to braid a 4-strand...
I added white chocolate chips.
Also, I gleazed it with milk, not egg wash, because I just don't like egg wash!
Fresh from the oven.
It is cute and round!

We ate it with brown sugar strawberry jam and butterscotch!

The end result was good, it is a sweet bread, but not too sweet. You can also eat it plain, just tear a piece with your hands.
It did not rise as much as I would like to, but well that was my first attempt.
Hopefully the next time I make it, it will be better!

Thank you for the challenge Ruth!


Anula said...

Cocoa challah! What a great idea - and great looking challah :)
Pozdrawiam, Anula.

Tugs Girl said...

What a fantastic idea and it looks delicious! I'm going to have to make more challah - with cocoa of course!

shelley c. said...

I love that you made your challah chocolate, and even more to add the chips!! What a great job! Your loaf looked beautiful, too.

Louise said...

@ Anula, Tugs Girl, Shelley C.
Thank you guys so much for your kind words!!!