oh no, not another one!
You guys have seen this many times over and I was hesitant to post it, but I really wanted to acknowledge the generous spirit of TRAILRUNNER and MARNI who were kind enough to give me the link on how to make a woven round challah. This was like a month ago and I finally got around to doing it last Good Friday. I was quite nervous at first, and the instructions given on the site were rather confusing but I managed to get it right on the second try. I'll have to do it soon again lest I forget the technique.
I followed the technique posted by Tamar Ansh on chabad dot org, but I took the recipe from triple w sugarlaws dot com for her braided bread recipe. I find that her recipe seems to have the right proportions because the dough just comes together beautifully. I've come across recipes where I had to over-knead or underknead but hers was the ideal mix.
So trailrunner (Caroline) and Marni, you did ask for photos, so here it is!