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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Chocolate Challah Ball

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are you ready for another failure? prepare thyself. this is my SECOND attempt at making this stuffed challah ball, only this time filled with chocolate. i tried the 4 braid look, i used whole wheat flour, and i used chocolate ganache (massive mistake, btw).

oh my heart is kinda wounded over this. it was dry. it was grainy. i suppose it tastes alright, if you're big on dry and grainy.

i used the bread bible's challah recipe, pg 516.

i may break up with the braided ball method. hell, i may break up with baking bread for awhile. a heart needs mending. excuse me while i go sulk.

9 comments:

  1. Do not break up with bread.

    xoxo

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  2. Lan, sorry that stuffed challah let you down again. But don't give up on bread entirely.

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  3. It looks delish! We're thinking your photos are delicious enough! Gorgeous! Can't wait to meet you Friday!
    Kristin and Chris Ann

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  4. Sometimes we all need a break. But bread loves you, don't abandon it forever!

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  5. Then your pics are incredibly deceiving. Because my inner carb monster is growling something fierce.

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  6. It loos gorgeous though! But maybe a break will do you both some good, give yourself time to miss each other. That happened to me with focaccia bread (the EASIEST bread ever, and I stuff it up) I took the failed focaccia to the park and not even the ducks would eat it. So your bead looks super yummy, and I'm sure you're your own worst critic :D

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  7. I hate when that happens! I have not problem laboring over something, but to labor over something and have it be a disappointment sucks.

    Don't shy away. Just go back to a tried and true bread you like to boost your morale. Then tackle that challah again. I didn't notice the recipe called for whole wheat. Did I miss that?

    When life gives you a dry loaf of bread, make bread pudding. Literally. :-)

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  8. shanna, thank you. :)
    skm, just a break darling!
    wendie, sigh. i won't. not for long anyway.
    lovefeast, thank you!
    jennifer, i promise, it won't be for long! so good seeing you saturday, btw.
    ali, i siriusly love your comments. thanks.
    anna, you are so sweet. i'm thinking i will attempt foccocia soon. we'll see how that goes!
    dp, i tend to switch out AP for whole wheat, which might be the problem...

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