I made my very first “commissioned” challot today for Rosh Hashannah (and one for Yom Kippur). I’m actually fairly happy with how they turned out.
The recipe I use is the same as my normal recipe but with the addition of a 1/4 cup of honey for a little extra flavor and sweetness.
The crust on these loaves come out a little softer than the normal loaves come out, but I like the results!
I really think I can expand the challah baking into a more consistent business venture. I mean, I’d hate for a fun hobby to become a boring business drudge, but there are still financial incentives to trying it out. There’s not a lot of money to be made in baking it (at least at home with my current setup) but I really enjoy the kneading and braiding processes so I think it’s worth it. Next year I’ll advertise my services and see if I can really rack up some business!