Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Mystery of the Banana Chocolate Chip Challah

The mystery of the Banana Chocolate Chip Challah has officially been solved. Our challah was deflated last week for 2 reasons:

1) The yeast did not sit in the water and honey long enough to be activated and create eruptions. Last week we added the yeast to the water and honey and then continued to add other ingredients. This week, we waited about 15 minutes between adding the yeast and adding other ingredients.

2) We added the salt before adding the flour last week. As it turns out, salt kills yeast. We needed to add some flour before adding the salt.

Basically we had a mushier matzah last week. Don't get me wrong it still tasted good, but I kind of felt like I was in Egypt with my dough that did not rise.

Deflated Challah :(
Inflated Challah :)

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