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About the Bread Baking Babes

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We are a small group of friends from all over the world who love to bake bread. I am a newer member of the Babes, having started as a Bread Baking Buddy (BBBabewannaBe).

In 2008, Tanna (My Kitchen in Half Cups), invited a dozen dedicated bread bakers to join to bake bread together. And they did so – with gusto – challenging themselves with exciting new (and old) bread recipes. In July 2010, Tanna wrote the following:

Our intent has always been to stay small. But our goal has also always been to have some critical number that kept us all stimulated and involved and was also enough to keep you interested. Anybody who’s blogged very long realizes that all of us from time to time have to focus all of our energy and emotion on our family and job; blogging has to take a back burner. Right now a number of the BBBs find themselves in just that place. Nobody is being replaced. But … We invited four more to join us as Babes

I am very pleased to be one of those four new BBBabes.

Once a month we get together in one of our kitchens: chatting, kibitzing and laughing … maybe a little (*cough* or a lot of…) kvetching. And in spite of ourselves we get some baking done.

We bake the same recipe. But because we are only together virtually, we bake the month’s bread in our own kitchens, using local ingredients and sharing our experiences. You can read all about each monthly recipe by going to the Kitchen of the Month and see our takes of the recipe at each of our blogs.

Our group is always small at the outset of each month (there’s only room for so many in one kitchen) but in the end, we like to include everyone. And that’s where the Bread Baking Buddies come in.

Please join us! We love to learn from your experiences as well. Here’s how to be a Bread Baking Buddy:

  • You have until the 29th to bake the bread and post about it on your blog (we love to see how it turned out AND hear what you think about the bread) with a link to the Kitchen of the Month’s post about the bread.
  • E-mail the Kitchen of the Month with your name and a link to your post OR leave a comment on the Kitchen of the Month’s blog that you have baked the bread and a link back to your post.
  • The Kitchen of the Month will post a round-up of our Bread Baking Buddies at the end of the week and send you a BBB badge for that month’s bread.
  • No blog, No problem – just e-mail the Kitchen of the Month with a photo and brief description of the bread you baked and you’ll be included in the round-up.

Bread that has been Baked by the Babes:
(with links to the ones that I baked… several of these are on my “to bake tomorrow” list. Remind me to do that!)

Bread Baking Babes’ Recipes Schedule
month: (kitchen of the month) recipe name
2015
Dec: TBA
Nov: TBA
Oct: TBA World Food Day
Sep: TBA
Aug: TBA
Jul: TBA
Jun: TBA
May: TBA
Apr: TBA
Mar: TBA
Feb: TBA 7th Anniversary
Jan: TBA
2014
Dec: TBA
Nov: TBA
Oct: (Katie) Caramelized Onion Bread World Food Day
Sep: (Ilva) Robert May’s French Bread
Aug: (Elizabeth) Polenta Bread
Jul: (Cathy) Panmarino – Tuscan Rosemary Bread
Jun: (Tanna) Beaujolais bread
May: (Karen) Wild Rice and Onion Bread
Apr: (Heather) Pretzel Croissants
Mar: (Pat, aka Elle) Water-Proofed Bread
Feb: (Lien) Rgaïf 6th Anniversary
Jan: (Jamie) Chocolate Prune Bread
2013
Dec: (Lien) Modern Lardy Cake
Nov: (Karen) Aloo Paratha
Oct: (Heather) Carrot Bread
Sep: (Tanna) crunchy crackers
Aug: (Jamie) Nut Roll Coffee Cake – Hey!! That’s not bread! But it’s yeasted….
Jul: (Astrid) Rheinbrot
Jun: (Elizabeth) Nan e Barbari (Persian Flatbread)
May: (Ilva) whipped spelt bread
Apr: (Natashya) Pane Bianco filled with Pesto, Sun-dried Tomatoes and Cheese
Mar: (Lien) Gateau a la Creme – Brioche
Feb: (Tanna) 5th Anniversary Assyrian Spinach Pies
Jan: (Pat) Jam Fan Tans
2012
Dec: (Gretchen) Holiday Apple Kuchen
Nov: (Astrid) Pocketbook Rolls
Oct: (Tanna) Russian Rose for World Bread Day
Sep: (Elizabeth) molasses fennel rye
Aug: (Susan) Julia Child’s French Bread
Jul: (Sara) Easy Little Bread
Jun: (Pat) Oatmeal Twists
May: (Karen) Shepherd’s Bread
Apr: (Natashya) Granville Island Beer Bread
Mar: (Astrid) Swedish Rye
Feb: (Lien) Biscotti Picanti 4th Anniversary
Jan: (Ilva) Cuban Bread
2011
Dec: (Susan) Stollen
Nov: (Tanna) Streusel Potato Coffee Cake
Oct: (Elizabeth) fougasse
Sep: (Pat, aka Elle) Soft Pretzels
Aug: (Astrid) Kaiser Rolls and Vienna Bread
Jul: (Sara) Hamburger Buns
Jun: (Ilva) Herbed Irish Soda Bread
May: (Pat) Stromboli
Apr: (Natashya) Dan’s Garlic Bread
Mar: (Lien) Rewena Paraoa: Maori Bread
Feb: (Tanna) Favourite; BBB 3rd Anniversary
Jan: (Astrid) Hildegard’s Spelt Bread
2010
Dec: (Ilva) Taralli Pugliesi
Nov: (Susan) Cornucopia
Oct: (Elizabeth) Broa: Portuguese Corn Bread
Sep: (Görel) Brunkans Långa
Aug: (Tanna) Sweet Portuguese Bread
Jul: (Lynn) Yeasted Sprouted Wheat Bread
Jun: (Lien) Korni Bread
May: (Natashya) Tunisian Spicy Breads
Apr: (Sara) Potato Bread with Chives
Mar: (Mary) Gluten Free No Knead Hearty Seeded Sandwich Bread
Feb: (Karen) Ensaimadas 2nd Anniversary
Jan: (Lynn) Naan
2009
Dec: (Katie) Viennese Striesel
Nov: (Monique) Brioche Mousseline
Oct: (Gretchen) Tanta Wawa (Peruvian Bread Babies)
Sep: (Karen) Chinese Flower Steam Buns
Aug: (Görel) Russian Black Bread
Jul: (Natashya) Sukkar bi Tahin (Beirut Tahini Swirls)
Jun: (Lien) Asparagus Bread
May: (Ilva) Italian Knot Bread
Apr: (Mary) Ethiopian Injera
Mar: (Sara) Pane Francese
Feb: (Tanna) Pane ai Cinque Cereali con Noci (5-Grain Walnut Bread) from Carol Field’s “The Italian Baker” 1st Anniversary
Jan: (Katie) Croissants and Pain au Chocolat
2008
Dec: (Lynn) Yule Wreath
Nov: (Görel) The Rosendal Knackbröd
Oct: (Sara) Challah
Sep: (Monique) Sûkerbôlle
Aug: (Ilva) Country-Style Whole-Wheat Pita
Jul: Tribute to Sher
Jun: (Mary) Mary’s Dark Onion Rye
May: (Sher) SourDough Poilane-Miche
Apr: (Tanna) Sullivan Street Potato Pizza
Mar: (Lien) Coccodrillo from Carol Field’s “The Italian Baker”
Feb: (Karen) Royal Crown Tortano from Maggie Glezer’s “Artisan Baking Across America”

The Bread Baking Babes (in alphabetical order by blog name)

Alumni Bread Baking Babes

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Bread Baking Babes: Let's Get Baking In 2011, as part of a BBB anniversary celebration, a new logo (top of this page) was devised to replace this earlier one to the right »». I do really like the new multicoloured logo but I must say that I love this earlier one as well that shows all the different loaves of bread.

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Back in the beginning, Tanna wrote:

We are a happy little group with a passion for bread baking. What we share is a love for fun, baking bread and doing so together. Across country, across boundaries, across the internet. We are about the new coffee klatch in our virtual kitchens, the new over the fence talk taking place on the Internet, sharing knowledge, helping each other out.

The modern kitchen table may look just like grandma’s except for that laptop sitting next to the coffee cup. Through the magic of Instant Messaging all of us are chatting over coffee at the kitchen table, baking bread. All our different houses, all our different kitchen tables, same group. You know; a bit like these communities in Eastern Europe where all the women of the village bake their bread on one day, share the communal oven, meet at the hearth, gossip and teach each other, sharing their knowledge. Some of us have known each other for different times; some of us have even met in person. Our experience with bread baking may vary but we all share a great passion and fascination for bread at the moment. And so once a month you can find us together in one of our kitchens: yakking, baking and laughing … and with some bitching.

Same recipe, different kitchens, using local flour and sharing what we found. You can read all about our monthly recipe at the Kitchen of the Month, our individual posts to be found at our respective personal blogs.

At the beginning of this, we wanted to just be a small group. We love our Buddies and learn from them always. We do not aim to be exclusive or keep anybody out. We keep our group small so that we can maintain something I can only think about as a small town something; I don’t mean that in a mean way. I love New York and Paris and I would never want to be without them. It’s just that there is something in the small town or at a small kitchen table that can’t happen in the big city. I hope you will understand that.

If you would like to join us being a Bread Baking Buddy we would be so delighted. Here’s how:

  1. *You have until the 29th to bake the bread and post about it on your blog with a link to the Kitchen of the Month’s post about the bread.
  2. *E-mail the Kitchen of the Month with your name and a link to your post OR leave a comment on the Kitchen of the Month’s blog that you have baked the bread and a link back to your post.
  3. *Kitchen of the Month will do a round-up of our Bread Baking Buddies at the end of the week and send you a BBB badge for that month’s bread.
  4. *No blog, No problem – just e-mail the Kitchen of the Month with a photo of the bread you baked and you’ll be included in the round-up.

- Tanna, My Kitchen in Half Cups