I have been seeing Challah bread in the blogosphere quite often these days, with the holidays on. That reminded me, I had still not given it another try after my failure with the six strand braiding. After multiple failures, braiding it with 6 strands, I unbraided it and finally went ahead with the normal 3 braids and baked it. I don't know what went wrong, whether it was me playing around with the dough for some time or the cold weather or may be just that particular day(sometimes I feel things turn out bad just because of a particular day as one is not in a mood to cook but still went ahead trying something new) - the bread was not airy and uncooked in the center but hard like rock on its outside. In short, it was a disaster.
After I was done half way braiding, I grinned ear to ear and got so excited that I messed up towards the end(you can see it in the picture). But I consoled myself saying "Look at the best part (the first half of the bread) looks good." and went ahead baking it as it is, because I feared that if I unbraid and try it again, who knows if I get it right again. Why am I so obsessed about the 6 braids ? Lets just say I just wanted to learn it. I don't have enough hair to try it out there and hence the bread got to be the victim :). I would be making it often, is what I have decided but with 3 or 6 braids is still undecided :). Here is the recipe for the Challah.