As is my wont, I used egg substitute and canola oil. In addition to the usual suspects this dough also called for a teaspoon of vanilla. The dough mixed up nicely, and rose well. After its STINT in the fridge, I braided using a two strand braid. The dough was easy to work with. As I rolled the strands I sprinkled some poppy seeds on the counter so that they got rolled into each strand. I find this more satisfactory that sprinkling them on top at the end of the rise. After a 90 minute rise I brushed the loaf with an egg substitute wash, and into the oven it went, at 350 for 35 minutes.
We both thought this Challah was very good, and would recommend it.
Since I have four (counting Marissa) wonderful, brilliant and beautiful daughters I have on occasion meditated in these posting on variations of the theme that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Here is yet another variation on that theme from DR. MARDY'S QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "That which doesn't kill us may make us stronger, but never forget that it also leaves a scar."
Or if not a scar, at least a mark.