Bread Baking Babes (BBB) July 2016: Bialys
About a month ago, Judy (Judy’s Gross Eats) decreed that we would make bialys this month. Which I applauded at the time. Because the weather was perfect. And it’s been too long since I made bialys.
Then, all last week, it was poisonously hot and humid. So much so that I almost (not quite, but almost) regretted our decision, of 5 or 6 years ago, to disable our air conditioner.
But bialys were calling to me…. (continue reading )
screenshot of Lien’s (Notitie van Lien) FB post
Not long ago, fellow BBBabe, Lien (Notitie van Lien) posted this beautiful photo of the Hawaiian Buns she made using a recipe on the King Arthur Flour website.
Of course, I immediately bookmarked it. And then the next time we were at the supermarket, I wheedled with T to convince him that we neeeeeeeded to buy tinned pineapple slices. And I promised him that I would use the juice to make pineapple rolls.
As it happened, I was going to a potluck reception and had promised to bring bread. What could be better than pineapple rolls made into a pull-apart loaf? (continue reading )
Bread Baking Babes (BBB) June 2016: Bran Bread
Lien’s (Notitie van Lien) Pane Con Crusca
T has a horror of 100% whole-grain bread, always fearing that it’s going to be like a doorstop. (I confess that even though I love 100% whole grain bread, I too fear the possible doorstop aspect.) I was going to have some difficulty selling this bread but after seeing the spectacular results that Lien got, I can show him that it looks almost like the kind of sandwich bread he likes (now only the dark colour will give him pause…). The addition of raisins and walnuts will really help.
Since seeing Lien’s wonderful successes with this bread, I had such high hopes…. I was really surprised by the final results. (continue reading )