How to Get Your Challahs to Bake More Evenly
Get the perfect consistency for your challah.
First step in doing this is to preheat the oven so that the temperature is even before you put your risen challahs inside. If you plan to put your challahs in after they have risen 40 minutes, then 20 minutes into your baking time you should turn the oven on to 375°F / 190°C.
Another way to achieve this is to use your turbo bake option, if you have this on your oven. It distributes the heat more evenly throughout the oven during the baking time, and in many cases, your challahs will be done baking earlier than they otherwise would have been, so check them to ensure they dont overbake. Challahs are done when they are golden brown (but not overly dark or blackened) on top and most importantly, on the bottom as well.
If your oven is not the best, you may need to remove the tray half way through the baking time, and do it the oldfashioned way — simply turn it around and put it back in again, facing the opposite direction!
Have a great time baking!