I’ve been trying to think of new techniques to try in time for the baking weekend and one I haven’t done before is braiding. Brad did a braided loaf last time we were at his place so I used the challah recipe from Jeffrey Hammelman’s book and did a six braided version after watching an explanation of how to do it by Maggie Glazer in this video
I only did one egg wash before they went in the oven but two washes with the first at the start of the final proof are also recommended and adding a tablespoon of water to one egg. I’ll try a sourdough version when I get time.
I also want to try croissants again.