About a month ago I received a text from a friend challenging me to make him a “plaited loaf” of my choosing with a lot of words that referenced our shared love of The Great British Baking Show.
I was lucky to grow up with a close neighborhood friend who was raised Jewish and always invited me over for holidays, which meant amazing food. Her mom taught us to make Latkes and we would play games and sing songs, but I never remembered seeing anyone make Challah. We definitely ate it, but perhaps it was store bought? I have always been slightly nervous to attempt it, but this challenge gave me the push.
I have been obsessed with making garlic bread from my fresh Sourdough, so this Roasted Garlic and Rosemary take on Challah should satisfy all the garlic lovers! I happen to be a hairstylist, so braiding is sort of a gift I have. If you don’t feel comfortable braiding, tie three strings together and practice a 3-strand braid before attempting with dough. Good luck!