I'd like to try baking challah for first time in anticipation of seder tomorrow night. OK to do this today? Thanks in advance!
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While there's no disputing the beauty (and smell!) of fresh-baked challah, I've made it a day in advance with no ill effects. Shana tova!
many thanks, nashama. am doing first proof now at room temp. was considering braiding 'em up after 40 minutes and leaving them to proof slowly on a pan in the fridge until tomorrow morning and bake-time. hmmm. and shana tova to you!!!
They came out beautifully after proofing (2nd round) in the fridge for 24 hours. Here's a pic!
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helicopterina, those round loaves are stunning! Congratulations, and thank you so much for posting the photo. You have inspired me. ;o)
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@helicopterina, those look beautiful.
thank you so much, @antoniajames and @halfpint. here's a blog post with more pics. it is definitely something i want to repeat - challah baking is easy and extremely satisfying. and choosing the toppings is a whole lotta fun! http://helicopterina.tumblr.com/post/128958945918/first-time-baking-challah-at-home-nearly-a-home