This week, a challah braiding hack by Seth Brandes took the challah-baking public by storm. This hack was shared with me by many of my Whatsapp groups. It seems that Seth shared this terrific shortcut on his Facebook account and it went viral. He showed that simply slicing a lump of challah dough on the diagonal with a dough scraper in both directions can produce a beautiful challah loaf in minimal time with very little effort. After all, the time-honored challah braiding takes time and effort and Seth brought challah-braiding into 2018.
My friends and family challenged me to check out this hack and see if it really is as simple as Seth claimed and if it really produces the type of challah wow that challah bakers want.
And, it does. The initial result looks quilted rather than braided.
But, as you can see, the final baked result looks great. And it really saves braiding time and effort.
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