So I got two loaves of challah done yesterday, and did some of the prepwork for next day's cooking. The first loaf was kind of flat, I let it rise way too long when we went to grab lunch--so I pre-sliced it, no-one's the wiser. The second one turned out really nicely :)
The braiding isn't really well-defined because it's a double-sized loaf and I took a few too many shortcuts, but I've learned a bit. Not bad for a first attempt though!
I got up at 6:30 to finish off the cooking. Now the house smells like
And the kitchen is utterly, utterly destroyed. It really looked nice a few days ago :(