Step 1: Divide the dough into 8 pieces.
Step 2: Roll out each piece until it is about 12 inches long.
Step 3 (optional):
If you want to fill you strand, use a rolling pin to flatten each
strand and then add your filling and pinch each strand closed.
Step 4: Make one loop with the strand
Step 5: Make another loop next to the last one.
Step 6: Make one last loop and tuck the excess behind the shamrock.
Step 7: Place them close together on a buttered cookie sheet.
Step 9: Let dough rise about 30 minutes in a warm place
Step 10: Baste with egg wash (1 egg + 1/2 tbsp water).
Step 11: Bake
for about 22 minutes at 350 degrees. Cover your challies with foil when
it starts to brown to keep the challah cooking on the inside without