Well here it goes, trying to post pictures on my blog - today I baked a traditional Jewish holiday treat called Hamantashen. They are popular for the holiday of Purim which is next Tuesday. I made about 110, a mix of prune, cherry and blueberry. I'm not the most careful cookie shaper, but these are disappearing too fast for that to really matter.
I also tried the round braid that Trailrunner made recently. That was so much fun! I make challah almost every week and have never tried this before. I just used a basic challah recipe that looked good.
Here it is just after shaping:
And just out of the oven:
Lately I've been brushing my challahs with a mix of egg yolk and dash of vanilla. The taste is great and the smell even better. The line is from rolling the strands , it was a technique I haven't used before and was much easier than my usual method, but I'll have to watch for those seams.
We haven't tasted this loaf yet - tomorrow night.
Whew - I admire those of you who post pictures regularly, it takes a while to do! I love seeing everyone's pictures, so thank you for taking the time to show your work. I loved doing this.