Challah FAIL!

It was inevitable. At some point I was going to design a challah that would end up a total fail.  This was the week!

My friend Max (yes, the one who issued this challenge) and I volunteered to make the kiddush lunch for our community this week. We are members of the Kavana Cooperative here in Seattle. Kavana holds a minyon on Saturday morning about once a month. 40-50 people attend and someone volunteers to bring the lunch. It was our turn.

I thought it would be fun to make the Kavana logo as my challah. It looks like this

You will notice that it is a Star of David, but with the top triangle over the bottom one. I tried a new coloring technique. Instead of kneading the color in, I tried dipping the dough in colored water. It worked fabulously! Bright vibrant colors.

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However, the wet dough didn’t stick together very well. As you can see, the blue side was already rolling off. I stuck it back on before baking, but it wasn’t happy there…

 

This is what came out of the oven:

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Yeah, total fail! I couldn’t serve that to my congregation!

So I whipped up another batch, and made this instead:

 

imageWhich baked up perfectly!

 

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All was not lost, I sliced the colored challah and labeled it “Joseph’s Technicolor Dream Bread”. The kids loved it!

 

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