Shanah tovah, friends! We kicked off the new year by making not one, but two, of Smitten Kitchen's apple and honey challah (one to keep, the second for P1 to take to daycare to share with her friends and teachers. She was super resistant to the sharing bit until she saw how much challah we got to keep at home - these make big loaves). It was ambitious, but reminded me of just how awesome fresh homemade challah is.
I made very few changes; I did include cinnamon, which SK does not, and I completely spaced on the salt. It ended up that none of us noticed its absence until I came here to write this post, so take that with a grain of . . . whatever. I also thought this could have proofed a little more, but I think our kitchen was mostly cold when the dough was rising which may have slowed the process.
Wishing you all a happy and healthy and sweet new year!