Monday, December 21, 2009

Cran-raisin orange zest Challah with wholewheat II

We had a potluck today at work.  I made another batch of Cran-Raisin Orange Zest challah that the HBin5 group did last week as our second project.  But this time I took a couple of ideas from some of the other members! 

First I made a traditional three braid challah with the small braid on top like I did before.  This was the one I took to the potluck. 

I also made two other small three braid challahs and shaped them into wreaths.  I gave them as gifts at work. 

Finally I took the last 1 pound portion of dough and rolled it out into a rectangle. 

I slathered it with Smuckers Sugar Free Orange Marmalade, and sprinkled more cran-raisins and walnuts.  After rolling it up into a log, I sliced it in 3" slices and placed them into an 8x8 baking pan. 

By the time I was done baking this weekend, my floor was slippery with flour.  I swept it and then released George, our Irobot Scooba.  I love it!  When I first bought it, 3 years ago, I tested the floors after it cleaned them.  My test?  I walked and scooted all over the floors in my white sox.  They were still clean!


  1. You are getting awfully fancy with that double braid! And the Orange/Cranberry rolls look so good.

    I need George at my house! How does he do with dog hair?

  2. LOL. We have a small westie/shizhue mix who leaves little angel fluff dog hair around. George does great with it! We have two of the roomba vacuums as well and they do a very good job. We have wood floors with just a few area rugs. We still run a regular vacuum on the rugs but not as often. I sound like a salesman don't I? I'm not...but both Ken and I love these little robots!

  3. Thank you Vincent! That is so nice of you!

  4. Lol,my dog sheds a lot of hair,I think I need a George at my house too.Oh,and your braiding looks great!I still have a lot of baking to do to get mine look as pretty as yours.I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide foodista readers to your site if you won't mind.Just add your choice of foodista widget to this post and it's ready to go. Thanks!