Bread Baking Babes bake Tartine Polenta Bread for the New Year

Happy New Year Babes!


That’s the first bread name that I haven’t been able to have any fun with in a long time.

Usually I can either play with alliteration or make some cheesy / snarky references but this title is just, well, kind of boring.

On the other hand, Elizabeth, of blog from OUR kitchen, and our host for the month, has an ‘anything but boring’ story to go along with her efforts to bring this bread to the table.

At one point she even compares it to the infamous Croc:

Some people can just never let go of failures….



That was my failure, not hers….

Never mind.

Elizabeth actually made this Tartine Polenta Bread twice.

It was the first effort that she compared to the Croc. The second effort, and the recipe that is posted for others to use, was a smashing success.

As usual, in a group that is sadly lacking in the ability to follow directions (and in this case that starts at the top), the use of polenta is a mere suggestion.

Elizabeth used millet.

You’ll just have to go to her post on Tartine Polenta Bread to read all the, ahem, details.

While you’re there, grab the recipe, instructions and all the details about being a Bread Baking Buddy this month.

Then check out the rest of the Babes for their Tartine…

And their many and varied opinions of it.:

Elizabeth’s Tartine

Lien’s Tartine

Kelly’s Tartine

Karen’s Tartine

Judy’s Tartine

Elle’s Tartine

Cathy’s Tartine


And that’s it for the Babes in January….

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

9 thoughts on “Bread Baking Babes bake Tartine Polenta Bread for the New Year”

  1. I don’t know what you mean! I’m sure I followed the instructions to the letter. Both times. (Or did I?? Now you’ve got me doubting myself. 😀 )

    OH My! I did not remember seeing your version of the results of croc wrestling! (It’s wrong to laugh at the misfortunes of others, isn’t it?)

    How excellent to see all these beautiful looking slices of Tartine Polenta bread. Many thanks once again for amalgamating them.

    • The Croc that Ate Bournezeau – you missed that movie? I believe the correct term for laughing at the misfortunes of other is ‘schadenfreude’. Just so you know….

        • I always thought that schadenfreude was just guilty pleasure and didn’t involve outright laughing. Because laughing does seem a bit too insensitive. But really. I can’t help myself. But. Can you blame me? “The Croc that Ate Bournezeau” {snort}

          (It really is a shame that I didn’t take a photo of my first try at Tartine Polenta Bread when I was madly paddling my hand around in what looked like loose gruel)

  2. Oh I’m so glad you included a link to the croc! I’ve heard stories but only seen a few of the results. It’s fun to be able to look back and laugh. 😀

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