Otherwise known as Challah. My 9 year-old daughter asked that we bake it last night, and the store-bought dough was not what she envisioned. At all. So…homemade it was, and Julia came to the rescue with a delicious recipe.
Baking with Julia cover
Challlah recipe page
First, I helped Sophie gather the ingredients. After that, I tried to be pretty much hands-off. Thought she might bail, especially during the 10 minute stretch of kneading, but she persevered!
And then, Sophie took over…
add salt, sugar, then whisk until smooth.
warm milk & butter.
add milk mixture & eggs to yeast mixture.
start adding flour, 1/2 cup at a time.
once all mix, shape into ball. brush on butter, cover with plastic + towel, let rest an hour or so.
after final rest. cut ball into 2 halves.
separate each half into 3 long pieces.
cover with cloth on baking sheet for final rest.
prep your egg wash.
in the oven with brushed on egg wash and some coarse salt.
halfway through baking, add a bit more egg wash to the newly exposed areas.
Was really yum! Soph was so excited to take some in to her teachers. One more step towards her dream of being on Master Chef Junior!