Bread Baking Babes Bake Birotes

Birotes Salados, to be specific. Google tells me that translates as ‘salty rods’. The Babes tell me that it’s a Mexican sourdough roll. I thought about it…. and decided not to make one of the many comments passing through my mind about travel restrictions and walls and borders and such. I have a rather dark … Continue reading…

Bread Baking Babes Bribe Bees

The bread Baking Babes are celebrating bees this month, using both honey and a flower infusion in this French classic. Well, almost a French classic. I assume there are the usual BBB variations and additions and deletions. Pain de Mie is a white sandwich bread with a tight crumb that is baked in a pullman … Continue reading…

Bread Baking Babes back to basics: Cottage Loaf

Well…. maybe not back to basics but back to early America. Considering the flour shortages going on at the moment I initially thought they were going to grow and mill their own wheat. It’s not that basic. The recipe dates back to pioneer days and is properly called Early American Cottage Loaf, although there is … Continue reading…

Chimney Cakes by the Bread Baking Babes

When the world is on lock-down one should really do something fun. And sweet. With lots of cinnamon and sugar. If it takes a bit of creativity that’s even better. Which is how we get to Hungarian Chimney Cakes. The dough is easy to make and lovely to work with (so I’m told). The challenge … Continue reading…

Bread Baking Babes font du pain tordu… Bien sûr

When I realized the Babes were making a proper French bread this month I thought: How fun! When I realized that the bread was from my own little corner of France, the Lot-et-Garonne, I decided I have to check this out further. You probably realize that the French take their bread very seriously. There has … Continue reading…

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 … Continue reading…