BBA Challenge #6! Working on down the alphabet. I hate to say this, but it kind of feels like i only make bread now. No time for those other food groups! Not that i am complaining… From what i have seen so far, a lot of people in the BBA challenge claim that this is their favorite bread. I, for one, am SUPER excited about the Ciabatta next week – i have a huge crush on porous, chewy, baguettey, Italian breads.
I made a half recipe of the Challah, and i actually got the division right! I swear it’s not that the math is a challenge, I just have a hard time staying focused while i bake. This was an easy and relatively quick bread to make (only one day), even though it only had a teaspoon of yeast.
In the end, despite the small amount of yeast, the bread is not nearly as petit as i had expected it to be. In fact, it is pretty big. A full recipe must be huge! My dough rose more than the book predicted., maybe partly because it proofed THREE times! i had a really hard time punching down all those beautiful bubbles. I hope there are some left! I am bringing it to the beach tomorrow for my in-laws and i think it will make a better impression if it arrives intact. So, i will have to let you know how it tastes.
As per usual, check my process photos on FLICKR!
You may find a portion of the recipe on googlebooks.
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