Wednesday, December 16, 2009
I finally got the Whole Grain Cranberry Challah made today. I only made half the recipe. It seemed to me the dough was a little dry. Or maybe I should say drier than the usual no knead Master dough.
Since my husband isn't a big fan of whole wheat breads anyway, I used more AP unbleached flour than whole wheat (flipped it from the recipe). That could have been part of the reason for drier dough. Some flours need more or less water. I also, decided to throw in a half cup of chopped walnuts and leave off the orange in the topping.
I've never made a braided bread before so I opted for the simple 3 strand braid. Unbelievably, it was very simple and easy to do. Hooray for YouTube videos. The tips from the HBin5 also was good for the description even without a video.
It looks great and tastes good........although this really isn't a sweet bread. If you toast it, butter it and put a little honey or preserves for breakfast...YUM!
I think I might make a roll with a filling with the rest of the dough tomorrow or Friday.