Baking Challah in a bread machine?
Has anyone tried to do this? How did it turn out?
Our oven died pretty spectacularly yesterday. Perhaps the repair man will be able to fix it Thursday and perhaps not. My DH makes challah every Friday morning for Shabbat.
He normally uses the bread machine for mixing the dough and the pre-shaping rise. If our oven isn't fixed by Friday, I'm wondering if we could use the bread machines for baking. (We actually have two so he could even make two loaves at the same time.)
Otherwise we are down to trying to make it on the grill or - horror of horrors! - getting store bought challah.
If we do, should we try to time taking it out before the final rise to braid it and then put it back in or should we just go with baking it as a plain loaf. When we went to the six strand braid instead of the 3 strand, I think it improved the flavor so I'm leaning toward that.