I'm working on a Pomegranate flavored challah. In the meantime, here's a how-to for a pomegranate-shaped challah, sure to bring some festivity to your Rosh Hashanah table. Don't worry, it doesn't have 613 steps ;)
For this challah, you can use any dough you like. I used about half of my Small Batch Challah, or the equivalent of about 1 1/2 cups flour dough. This artists's gorgeous ring on Etsy inspired this challah shape.
Start with half of your dough. For nice smooth strands, roll with a rolling pin and coil. (You can actually do this with all of your challah strands, however I don't find it makes a big difference with most braids.)