A special Challah idea to bring in the new year
As a new and enthusastic baker I volunteered to bake a Challah for my family's Rosh Hashannah gathering in a few weeks. Naturally, I decided to challenge myself to do something special. It is tradition to bake round Challah for the holiday (a symbol of the renewal of life, etc) which reminded me of my second attempt at bread baking: A Bulgarian Sunflower bread (https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/383272_2231002979038_284757748_n.jpg ). I've outline my recipe plan below, which I humbly ask the experienced bakers to consider and comment on. I'm hoping to come up with an idea beforehand so that I don't waste dough.
Prepare a doubled batch of Challah from "Secrets of a Jewish Baker"
Roll out dough to shape into a sunflower loaf (This is slightly different than the method I use: http://www.bgcooks.com/2010/11/holiday-sunflower-bread.htm l)
Brush the rolled out dough with a cinnamon sugar paste
Roll up and shape into the sunflower, sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake
What do you guys think? I will post specific recipes and procedures when I get home this evening.