Quiz time. Look at the photo and guess what it is.
a. deformed leg lamps, minus shades and shoes
b. twin edible models of Florida
c. a pair of challah bread loaves
If you said "c," you win.
This was my maiden attempt to make challah (pronounced holla, as in "holla when you need dinna, shweethott." The bread machine did the kneading, and I did the braiding. Despite my effforts to make three uniform strands to braid, the results were a bit, oh--shall we say--disappointing? At least on the surface. The texture and taste were quite pleasing, though.
Once again I forgot to label the loaves "Not for us," so a certain child helped himself to the "foot piece" of the one on the right. I took the rest of the limb as well as the whole other loaf to friends who love me in spite of my baking flops.
I will keep practicing my braiding technique in hopes of getting some pretty challah-la-la-la to give out to neighbors on our block.
It lookx z little better up close, right?