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Instructions for a Six Strand Braided Challah

I’ve always wanted to be able to make challah that looks professional. Well, I’ve finally learned the secret! Here’s how:

 

  1. Attach 6 equal strands of dough at one end

Step 1

 

2.  Take topmost right strand (as looking toward the attached pieces) and place on opposite side

Step 2

 

  1. Take 2nd from top left strand and place on opposite side

Step 3

 

  1. Take topmost left strand and place in middle

Step 4

 

  1. Take 2nd from top right strand and place on opposite side

Step 5

 

  1. Take topmost right strand and place in middle

Step 6

 

  1. Take 2nd from top left strand and place on opposite side

Step 7

 

  1. Take topmost left strand and place in middle

Step 8

 

  1. Continue pattern until all strands are braided. Tuck ends under, brush with egg wash (and sprinkle on any desired toppings), then let rest 45 min before baking

Step 9

 

Overall pattern:

  1. Attach 6 equal strands of dough at one end
  2. Take topmost right strand and place on opposite side
  3. Take 2nd from top left strand and place on opposite side
  4. Take topmost left strand and place in middle
  5. Take 2nd from top right strand and place on opposite side
  6. Take topmost right strand and place in middle
  7. Take 2nd from top left strand and place on opposite side
  8. Take topmost left strand and place in middle
  9. Continue pattern until all strands are braided. Tuck ends under, brush with egg wash (and sprinkle on any desired toppings), then let rest 45 min before baking

Note: Can also used with four strand braids

 

Let me know how you do, if you have any questions, or if you want my recipe for challah. Happy Baking!

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