Well, they didn’t exactly throw in the towel…..
Wait for this…..
First they wrapped it around the bread dough!
Yup, you read that correctly.
Elle, of Feeding my Enthusiasms, and our host kitchen for the month, decided that the Babes should proof (prove?) their bread underwater.
Fortunately, it was only the dough that needed to be submerged, not the Babes.
Although having the Babes underwater could have made for some interesting photos….
Anyway, Elle blamed the whole idea on James Beard. She found it in his book ‘Beard on Bread’.
Apparently, for whatever reason, it made fantastic bread! For the details, visit Elle at Feeding My Enthusiasms.
While you’re there, get the recipe and details for being a Bread Baking Buddy and have some fun.
And the Babes are:
The Bread Baking Babes
Bake My Day – Karen
blog from OUR kitchen – Elizabeth
Bread Experience – Cathy
Feeding My Enthusiasms – Elle
girlichef – Heather
Life’s a Feast – Jamie
Living in the Kitchen with Puppies – Natashya
Lucullian Delights – Ilva
My Diverse Kitchen — Aparna
My Kitchen In Half Cups – Tanna
Notitie Van Lien – Lien
And me…. Thyme for Cooking – Katie
From the BBBBB (Bitchin’ Bread Baking Babe Bibliothécaire).