Today it was wonderful, I made a challah or more a yeast-cake with my grandma. In fact that was me that taught her how to bake it!
It's friday so I have some time to write down a recipe:
You will need:
For the leaven:
100ml warm (but not hot!) milk
2 spoons flour
1 teaspoon sugar
For the rest:
2 teaspoons sugar (or more if u like)
2 spoons of melted butter
100ml warm (not hot) water
1 teaspoon salt
For the crumble:
Mix all the ingredients for the leaven, cover with tea-towel and leave in a warm place. I do it in a big cup for coffee, around 5 times bigger than the amount of leaven, because it will expand! Leave for 15 minutes near the heater for example.
Prepare the ingredients for the rest in a big bowl:
After 15 minutes add leaven, it should look like this:
Mix everything and then knead until soft and elastic. If it is too sticky add a little bit of flour, bur not too much!
Cover with the tea-towel and leave in a warm place for one hour.
After an hour take the dough, knead it a bit and then divide into three parts. Roll them to obtain three rolls and make a simple braid. Hide the ends under the challah. Set the oven for 50 degrees and put the challah in for 15 minutes to rise.
Now prepare a crumble: just mix everything and it's done!
At the end it should look like this! For me it tastes best with butter and cold milk to drink.