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The Octopus 3/6 Strand Braid

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The Octopus 3/6 Strand Braid

From: The Art of Braiding Bread

 

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yy

Thanks for posting your videos. They're very clear and well done. I'd love to learn how you shape the strands so perfectly in the first place.

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Thank you YY

RE: The shaping of the strands:

Practice, practice, practice. I know this is a hard answer because you were expecting something magical or a very expensive machine to do it, but that's it. Please ask me something easier next time.

sincerely

Ibor

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That answer makes perfect sense. I'm sure your hands are more adept than any machine can be.

Do you use a version similar to Maggie Glezer's, where you first iron out pre-shaped rounds into a large, flat shape and then roll up that flat shape up tightly to form the strands?

I'll understand if your method is a patented secret.  Thanks!

 

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The method demonstrated by Maggie Glazer

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

is a good beginning for forming strands