Round braided challah for Shabbat Sukkot

For Shabbat sukkot I wanted to try a new round braid.  It is one I’ve seen and thought was really beautiful, but had not figured out how to make.  I looked at a few tutorials on the web, and figured it out.  Here is a pictogram of the steps.

Start with four strands of challah and put them in a simple weave, each over one and under one in each direction.

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Take the unders and, in a counter clockwise direction, put them over.

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Do the same thing in the other direction.

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Then this is the key (and I couldn’t photograph it, one handed) gather the ends and pinch them together, then flip the entire thing over, and you will have a beautiful braided round challah, that looks like a large knot.

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One of the things I love about this round braid is that it hides the ugly underneath it and looks amazing!

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Chag Sameach and Shabbat Shalom!

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