I enjoy holidays associated with food, and well, when a holiday is associated with a bread, I am certain to make some:
Last week was Rosh Hashanah, and a common item on the table is a raisin challah, made in a round loaf.
I used this recipe from King Arthur Flour, with a little honey and a lot of delicious golden raisins. Here is the dough, freshly mixed and a bit shaggy:
I kneaded the dough a bit although the recipe did not call for it. My dough seemed to need it:
After a rise and a bit of deflation, I started kneading in the raisins:
And eventually managed to col the dough into a spiral in my pan:
And here it is, risen, just before heading into the oven: