Before rising, and on the Silpat:
Then, wrap the braid into a round loaf.
With the rest of the raisin challah dough, I made "breakfast pastry." I put almond icing on top, and almonds. Really yummy, we ate one. Some have been given as gifts, and I still have some in case we need a gift. Good thing they are in the outside freezer, or they would be tough to resist.
Well, I've been really busy with the baking, but slow to blog. Thanks for everyone's help and encouragement!