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Mar. 16, 2009 12:48 pm 
Updated: Mar. 25, 2009 1:16 pm
      I love baking special breads for the holidays. I've had my eye on this Choereg recipe for years, and I finally made it on my day off. Instead of making five small braided loaves, I divided the dough in half and made two six-strand braids. It's a beautiful braid… MORE
Mahleb, whole and ground
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6 strands ready to braid; dust them with flour if they're sticky
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Beginning braid: pinch the ends of the strands together
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Step 1: 6 over 1, once
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Doughgirl8

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Northfield, Minnesota, USA
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Feb. 2006

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Professional

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Baking, Dessert

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About Me
I'm a professionally trained baker/pastry chef and also, as a friend would say, an intrepid eater. My favorite foodie character in literature? Ben Gunn, the marooned pirate in "Treasure Island": "You mightn't happen to have a piece of cheese about you, now? No? Well, many's the long night I've dreamed of cheese—toasted, mostly—and woke up again, and here I were."
My favorite things to cook
Laminated doughs. Elaborate dishes that require a day of prep work. Comfort foods, spicy foods, all kinds of food. (Although I am also happy eating a bowl of cereal.)
 
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