Saturday, June 22, 2013

Sunburst Challah

When we decided to make our summer solstice challah we knew that we needed to make a new shape. We settled on a simple crowd pleasing sunburst shape that can easily be created.

Step 1: Roll out dough into 3 strands like any other regular challah

Step 2 (optional): Fill the stands with what ever you please then close them by pinching them shut

Step 3: place one strand down on your cookie sheet and curl the ends into a spiral. Then place the next strand on top of it but at another angle and spiral in the ends. Add your last strand on top at another angle and spiral the ends in.
  • start with a small spiral curl and you can always curl it more once you have added the other strands in

Step 4: Let it rise in a warm place for 30 minutes then baste it with an egg wash

Step 5: Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes or until the internal temperature is around 170 you may want to place aluminum foil on top of the challah after about 10 minutes or so. That way you can keep the top from getting to be too brown.

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