Bread Baking Babes take a walk on the dark side

The Bread Baking Babes went a little dark this month.

Lariano is a bread of Italian origins that, supposedly, gets its dark brown color from being baked in an oven fired with chestnut wood.

Or so I’ve been told….

I’ve also been told that the crust should be very dark and a few black spots are even better, adding a caramelized taste to the crust.

It all must be true. I would never doubt Babes

Or Bread Bakers.

(They might not share if not given the proper respect.)

Elizabeth, of  blog from OUR kitchen, and our host kitchen for the month, presented this month’s crusty loaf.

This was not her first choice for the April challenge. Initially, she wanted something light and lemony.

Darker ideas prevailed….

Visit blog from OUR kitchen to read Elizabeth’s highly entertaining account of making this lovely bread as well as instructions for being a Bread Baking Buddy this month.

Then check out the rest of the Babes….

Elizabeth’s Lariano

Kelly’s Lariano

Elle’s Lariano

Tanna’s Lariano

Karen’s Lariano


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

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

Last update on April 18, 2018

4 thoughts on “Bread Baking Babes take a walk on the dark side”

  1. Sometimes it pays to go over to the dark side! (Actually, where bread is concerned, it always pays….)

    Many thanks for this lovely gallery showing, Katie!

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