It's traditional to bake round Challah for Rosh Hashana. I mentioned to Do this morning that I was just going to bake a normal round loaf, but he (knowing the best way to get exactly what he wants) went off on a long shtick about how much he loves my Challah, and how the braiding gives it this perfect texture, without the braiding it just wouldn't be the same, yadda yadda. On top of it, I haven't baked Challah for almost a year, so he's been deprived, yadda yadda.
So I give you *drumroll* braided round Challah. The things one does for a loved one. Before a dinner party, no less.
How fucking awesome does that bread look???? I can't wait to see his face when he comes home!
Braiding Instructions are here: http://alturl.com/bnof. The challah recipe is in this blog's files.