Challah with sour dough and baker's yeast
I'd been meaning to make Challah for a long time but never found the courage. These breads always look so beautiful. Reading Carol Ungar's account of recovering her family's tradition, 'Grandma's Lost Challah, Found', I was inspired to have a go. I used a recipe from Maggie Glezer’s book, A Blessing of Bread, recited by TFL member Zolablue with photos from her own bake.
The bread turned out just fine, a little firm yet soft and tasted very nice. To keep complexity at minimum I opted for a three strand braid. Due to the sour dough, the bread kept pretty well until the next day. However, I sliced and froze most of what we didn't consume on the day of the bake. Lightly toasted, those slices were absolutely fabulous.