Actually, they didn’t lick their elbows but they all said they wanted to….
Elbow-Lick Sandwich Bread has to be one of the more curious breads the Babes have grappled with.
It has sweet potatoes (although no two Babes used the same kind of sweet potato) and caramelized onions (although no two Babes used the same amount of onions).
It sounds like a delicious, slightly sweet, slightly savory bread.
This is what the cook book author has to say:
I knew this was it-the bread, the mayo, even the halfhearted tomatoes. I scarfed that sandwich down like a wild animal. Tomato juice mingled with smoked mayo and vinegary onions dripped down my arm all the way to my elbow. I licked my arms and did my best to lick my elbow. Licked the palm of my hand and imagined how unimaginable it would be with juicy, ripe Cherokee Purples. – Vivian Howard, Deep Run Roots | Chapter 12: Tomatoes, Elbow-Lick Tomato Sandwich, p260
You can see why Elizabeth, of blog from OUR kitchen, and our host kitchen for the month, chose this bread. Who wouldn’t be tempted to try to replicate that sandwich?.
Alas… it’s winter and the juicy, garden-ripened tomatoes are only in our memories.
The Babes will attest that the bread is great with butter, cheese, toasted or not.
They will also admit to having more than the usual, um, challenges with the dough. And one Babe had a wee problem with the onions. Something about black not being the right color…..
If you are up for a challenge with fantastic results, give this bread a try, Visit blog from OUR kitchen to get the recipe and the details for being a Bread Baking Buddy this month. Bake it now, in winter, so you are ready to do it again when the tomatoes are ready for the Elbow-Lick Sandwich.
Here are the Babes’ Breads….
And that’s it for the Babes in January… We’re busy….
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
Judy’s Gross Eats – Judy
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