Here I'd like to show you 2 different methods to braid challah with 6 strands, or ropes of dough.
If you'd like to see some other ways to braid your challah, please look for my other Instructables.
Step 1: Method 1
We'll start with your favorite bread recipe. We'll do our braiding after the dough has risen once.
Split the dough in half, then split each half into thirds, to give you 6 equal pieces of dough.
Roll out each piece into a long rope. I find the best way to make the rope even all the way across is to roll from the center outward.
Once you have all 6 ropes, lay them out and stack the top of the ropes together and pinch them together. Squeeze the ends together and tuck them under a bit.