The Babes were set loose this month.
There were Babes running through the archives, cavorting among the recipes, with no supervision at all.
There was no host kitchen to exert even the usual modicum of control over this bodacious bunch of bakers.
The game was on.
It was every Babe for herself.
They could bake anything their little hearts desired.… Continue reading.....
Red Ribbon Bread!
Okay, that’s not the actual name of the bread. But it won a red ribbon (second place) in the County Fair for sourdough breads.
The actual name of the bread is:
Rosemary Raisin Sourdough Bread
Judy, of Judy’s Gross Eats, our host kitchen for the month, was the red ribbon winner.
This is a recipe she … Continue reading.....
Okay…. It’s not Wonder bread but I think the consensus is that it is wonderful.
I have a confession to make….
I’ve never tasted Wonder Bread.
My mother normally baked bread. She loved toast and, for her, decent toast had to come from decent bread.
Wonder Bread was not decent bread. In her opinion it didn’t toast well and was … Continue reading.....
The Bread Baking Babes celebrate Easter, Italian style…..
According to Aparna, of My Diverse Kitchen, our host kitchen for the month, this is a traditional Easter bread from Bologna (one of my favorite Italian cities).
It’s a ring (ciambella) shaped bread flavored with almonds (mandorlata).
Some people think languages are so hard!
This is a slightly sweet (there … Continue reading.....
I just booked tickets to Tangier this week so how appropriate to have the Babes baking a Moroccan flatbread!
I will do my best to taste all breads while I’m there…. promise.
In the meantime, there is Ksra.
Kelly, of A Messy Kitchen, and our host kitchen for the month, decided that, since her daughter loves Moroccan tagines, she … Continue reading.....
Happy Anniversary Babes!
It’s hard to believe, but this bodacious band of baking Babes have been baking bunches of bread and buns for 11 Years!
Apparently, recently, they have all been watching a lot of Netflix as well…. The Great British Bake-Off to be specific.
Paul Hollywood’s Chelsea Bun Christmas Tree was the inspiration for this months celebratory bread.… Continue reading.....
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 … Continue reading.....
Well. we are the Bread Baking Babes, not the Bread Frying-in-Hot-Oil Babes.
Although, now that I think about it, there are some in our ranks who do tend to get in a bit of hot water…. Still, not oil.
And we are such a health-conscious lot we would, of course, bake our donuts.
At least there was yeast.
Pat, of … Continue reading.....