It seems like yesterday that I was trying to get the Crocodile Bread to rise by putting it on top of the boiler / furnace.
You can see it here, next to the paint mon mari was trying to warm up enough to use.
Lien was in charge of that bright idea, too…..
The Crocodile Bread – not setting it to rise on the boiler.
Might I just say that Lien, of Notitie van Lien, our host kitchen for this anniversary month, is great at discovering interesting breads and new challenges for the Babes to try.
This month it’s Jachnun.
Not a bread you’ve made often in the past? Or even heard of in the past?
Well – that’s what makes it fun!
To quote Lien: The bread is from Yemenite Jewish origin. Clever thought out to be able to eat fresh warm bread on the Sabbath, but without having to prepare it or having to turn the oven on (as work and lighting fires is not allowed). It is quite a rich dish, so a little keeps you going a long time.
Click over to her blog to read the rest of the details.
It’s traditionally served with eggs that are cooked with the bread (12 hours?!?) and Zhug, which is a spicy hot sauce.
You should be…..
You’ll find both recipes, the detailed instructions, and the info for being a Bread Baking Buddy this month at Notitie van Lien.
Give it a try and let us know how you like it / them.
And that’s it for the Babes in February….
Happy Anniversary Babes!
And the Babes are:
The Bread Baking Babes
A Messy Kitchen – Kelly
Bake My Day – Karen
blog from OUR kitchen – Elizabeth
Bread Experience – Cathy
Feeding My Enthusiasms – Elle
All Roads Lead to the Kitchen – Heather
Judy’s Gross Eats – Judy
Life’s a Feast – Jamie
Ilva Beretta Photography Blog – Ilva
Karen’s Kitchen Stories – Karen
My Diverse Kitchen — Aparna
My Kitchen In Half Cups – Tanna
Notitie Van Lien – Lien
And me…. Thyme for Cooking – Katie
5 thoughts on “Bread Baking Babes celebrate 9 years with Jachnun”
And the Crock is still infamous at least with some of us Babes.
I’d forgotten that was Lien’s idea;0)
I’m baking this again tomorrow.
Augh!! I’m still licking my wounds from tangling with the croc! Was that really nine years ago?! (Actually, no. I was a little late to the BBB croc party; I didn’t get up the nerve to wrestle with the beast until 2010. But is it any wonder? I had already tried – and failed – twice – in 2003 and 2004….)
This jachnun was way easier than the croc. WAY easier. (I know… how can you believe what I say? My jachnun weren’t really that much more successful than my croc in the end. Let’s not dwell on that part. :lalala: )
Thank you for the lovely roundup Katie! I missed the crocodile bread, but this one was an adventure for sure. Happy Anniversary!
You must try the crocodile bread, Cathy! Life just isn’t complete without having at least a couple of scars from wrestling with the croc. 😉
Here’s the recipe: https://notitievanlien.blogspot.ca/2008/03/recipe-in-english-coccodrillo.html
(Just watch the salt content – you might want to check it with baker’s percentage. As I recall, one of my croc failures was because Field’s recipe must have a typo and calls for way too much salt.)
Tanna, that croc tried to take over my kitchen!
Elizabeth, I do remember that, once it was wrestled into the oven and baked, we really liked the flavors lol
Happy Anniversary to you!
Cathy, yes, you should try it. Every Babe should have that nightmare lol
Elizabeth, scars,… bread working its way into the nooks and crannies of your kitchen….
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