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Great ideas on braiding. Can you explain how to make the wide twist, not the 2 strand spiral. Thank you
Ray: Please be more sprecific regarding your question and I'll be glad to answer it
Hi Ibor, I'm attaching a picture of the twist I was referring to. Thank you,
Also, do these bake WITH the wooden dowels? thank you,
Looks to me like you do the following:
make a two-strand twist like shown in the Google video.
Take the twist and flatten it in the middle with a wooden dowel (so the sides still show the twist).
Take your three-strand braid and place it ON TOP of the middle-flattened twist.
I guess you could bake it with the toothpicks (see picture in Photobucket album) in place - I probably wouldn't. If the twist is flattened enough, you shouldn't have any "misbehavin'" during proofing and baking.
Dear NYCBAKER11, FRAZESTART AND MNBÄKER
Thank you for your comments as they point out probable weak points of my presentation. As a final favor please go to the now modified post and see if your doubts were answered.
Sorry Ibor, but where's your new post?
but the method has already been explained above without having to pop over to Ibor's link. I kind of like twisting 2 strands and squashing the middle to make room for a 3 braid. faster! And it makes sense.
The post is the same but was re-written in parts so as to answer your doubts.
Thank you, so it was a 2 strand twist that was flattened out a bit... Great Info and Please keep bringing it :)
Thanks a lot, ibor. These are great ideas and wonderful mastery of braiding. I am a bit surprised, though, that you say (if I've understood you correctly) that Kulich, Paska, Stollen or Panettone could be braided.
Thank you for your comments. Yes the doughs you mention CAN be braided, please see the following
Thanks, Ibor. I will send you a PM.
Love the little braid on top of big! Much easier than trying to master 6-strand braiding.
I love it too, that's why I chose it as a cover on another site
Was thinking of making Challah soon, so really helpful. Thanks for instruction.
My pleasure. Happy braiding