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An evaluation of bread braiding videos

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ibor

An evaluation of bread braiding videos

Bread braiding videos

Due to my interest in learning how to braid bread dough I examined a series of videos on
the subject and the following is my evaluation of them.

Caveats

Although sometimes it is easier to understand a sequence of stills this comment focuses
only on videos and on the braiding of the dough, not on its intrinsic quality.

Title

URL

Availability

for

downloading

Quality of
 video

Ease of understanding the information presented

Braid a six-strand (flat) ……

 

http://www.ehow.com/video_2341036_braid-six_strand-challah-bread-loaf.html

Yes

Pro

Good

Braiding a Six Strand …..

http://chaitimeblog.wordpress.com/2006/09/03/video-braiding-a-six-strand-challah/

Yes

Amateur

Good

Challah Braiding (Pt 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp1CVy6BROQ

Yes

Amateur

Good

Challah bread

http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-make-challah-286444/view/

No

Pro

Good

Plating challah or bread in six….

http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-plait-six-strand-challah-177474/

Yes

Amateur

Not good

Challah with Ciril Hitz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUZEz4elX8E

Yes

Pro

Good

Dough shaping techique

http://thebakersguide.com/how-to-braid-a-4-strand-challah-bread

Yes

Pro

Good

Braiding challah.Maggie Glezer

http://www.finecooking.com/videos/braiding-challah.aspx

No

Pro

Good

How to
  make braided bread

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peBLtCEOlA0

Yes

Pro

Not good

Margaret’s four strand….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8K6SHj43lY&feature=related

Yes

Amateur

Good

 

Braiding challah 3 strands

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR6aIAh2Vt8

 

Yes

Pro

Good

Braiding challah 4 strands

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RvoqkYaUWo

 

Yes

Pro

Good

Comments

Janetcook's picture
Janetcook

Ibor,

Very nice of you to put these links all in one place.  Makes it easier for someone like me to find what I am looking for without searching for all of the sites myself....Huge time and nerve saver :-)

Janet

ibor's picture
ibor

Thank you Janet, comments like yours are what gives one the strength and motivation to continue doing things like this. Keep on making the world better

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chefscook

Thank you for the links you posted here so nice Of you.


Thank you
Chefscook

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chefscook

Wow what a present you gave to all of us and it isn't even Christmas Chefscook thank you

ibor's picture
ibor

Thank you for appreciating it

bakerdan's picture
bakerdan

These are all great links. The more options we have to look at, the easier it is to learm.

Don't forget to add the Pro HD Video of a 5-Briad Challah by Mike Kalanty

on www.ChefMikeBakes.com

Ciao.

ibor's picture
ibor

Thank you for your commment Bakerdan.

Haven't been able to access "Pro HD Video of a 5-Briad Challah by Mike Kalanty"
bakerdan's picture
bakerdan

Hi IBOR,

 

On the hoome page of www.ChefMikeBakes.com there is a link titled "5-Braid Challah Video" that will take you to the HD video.

 

Ciao.

AnnaInMD's picture
AnnaInMD

coloring on the individual strands to demonstrate the braiding more easily?

anna

tabasco's picture
tabasco

Thanks for all the research!

Perfect timing as I am ready to do some serious festive bread baking and would love to do some stunning braids!

I've added your post to my 'favorites'. 

Cheers!  j.

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ibor

Thank you Tabasco and good braiding to you

Perhaps you would care to visit my other Post: http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/26269/bread-braiding

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joyfulbaker

The easiest and most entertaining I've found is from New York Bakers' Stan Ginsberg:

This one's a 6-strand:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQSf27mTAto

And here's the high 4-strand:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TOKt18P7z4&context=C277ecADOEgsToPDskKfDDu8dssr9wLbeCy48AyW.  (With that one, plus the 5-strand in Stan and Norm's book, I find it best to turn the finished braid on its side for stability, still giving the beautiful twisted effect.)  I guess you'd call these demos by a "pro"--and better than good.  Brilliant idea to keep the positions, not the strands, numbered in place.  Lively music too.

Joyful