Bread Baking Babes tackle Arkatena Bread

Tackle?

Wrangle?

Grapple?

Curious?

It starts out simple enough. The starter is made with chickpea flour, and because of the nature of chickpea flour, only takes 3 days to accumulate enough yeast to raise the dough.

Okay, some of the Babe will disagree with that statement but in theory that’s a good thing.

Then comes the list of steps to actually make the bread. No one thing is difficult it’s just that….

I’m not saying any more. You’ll have to check out the Babes posts and read for yourself.

Elizabeth, of blog from OUR kitchen, our host kitchen for this month, found a creative challenge to start out the Babes year and this new decade.

Oh yes…. Happy New Year Babes !.

There were a few complaints comments about the difficulty creativity needed for this bread but it was agreed by all that it was worth every step.

There were many steps.

“If you like bread with a hefty crust, chewy crumb and intense flavour, this one is for you. It is like french Country Bread gone rustic. It is amazing what a difference the addition of chickpea flour can make to a bread. from Andrew Whitley’s “Bread Matters””

If you are up for this delicious challenge using chickpea flour for a hearty Arkatena Bread, head over to blog from OUR kitchen for the recipe and the details for being a Bread Baking Buddy this month.

As to the rest of the Babes…..

Read on to see what they did.

Elizabeth’s Bread

Elle’s Bread

Kelly’s Bread

Cathy’s Bread

Tanna’s Bread

And that’s it for the Babes in the January….  Happy New Decade Everyone!

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

9 thoughts on “Bread Baking Babes tackle Arkatena Bread”

  1. Eating this bread did help usher in Happy New Year 🎊. Many steps many tries but wonderful bread. Baking it again.

  2. Just a few complaints? errrmmm… comments?

    Seeing how well the other BBBabes’ bread turned out is making me think I should lick my wounds and try again. It really is good bread.

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