I'm documenting the results of the help my wonderful family gave me this past month while I recovered from a bicycle accident in which I broke my left wrist. Fortunately, I'm right handed, but the cast/brace severely limited my baking. I'm not the only one who suffers if I can't bake - my family wants their bread, cookies and cake - and I now know without question that I am a baker for the love of it. I missed baking!
Anyway, there was no kneading or shaping for me, (typing with one hand too!) so my family stepped in and did pretty well:
He did the shaping above and we finished them together.
Here he is rolling challah into ropes; we all had fun braiding.
The challahs below were shaped by my daughters who are seven. One was a first braid accomplished alone and the other is an interpretaion of a rose.
My husband and I made the braid from a video we watched of Ciril Hitz.
The finished products:
He also helped form a couple sandwich loaves ( very sticky - very funny and sweet) and the girls helped with pizza one night too.
As one of my friends said, the kids gained some good life skills during these weeks.
Now, my wrist is healed and I have two sourdough rosemary boules coming out of the oven!