My challah is dry!
I don't have the money to buy Rose Levy Beranbaum's Bread Bible, but I checked a copy out of the library and set out on my first loaf of challah. (If I close the book up tight, perhaps the pages will flatten out again and the library won't notice the flour smudges.) I had been invited to a friend's house for Shabbos and thought it would be nice to take challah.
I spent a day on it; the friend came down ill; I how have sole possession of a loaf of challah that looks wonderful but is too dry for my taste. I can make French toast out of it, so it's not a loss but ... that was a lot of work for a disappointing result.
This was the traditional challah, without any dairy. Perhaps if I made brioche (as Rose suggests as an alternative to the traditional loaf) I'd like it better.