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Going Wild with Poppy Seed Fougasse

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

summary: recipe for wild fougasse with poppy seeds baked on the barbecue; grilling Artic char; the wonders of lemons; it’s strawberry season! When we were discussing what bread to make on the barbecue for dinner, we realized that it had been way too long since we’d had poppy seed bread! I love this bread!! It’s […] Continue reading »

Running Wild with Rosemary Raisin Bread (BBB June 2019)

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

summary: waywardness – again…; recipe for Wild Focaccia with rosemary and raisins – based on Judy’s County Fair prize-winning Rosemary Raisin Sourdough Bread recipe; commercial yeast in sourdough bread? I think not; outdoor baking; information about Bread Baking Babes; Bread Baking Babes (BBB): Rosemary Raisin Sourdough Bread Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. […] Continue reading »

Patrushka cake variation: banana walnut

Friday, June 7th, 2019

summary: banana walnut cake with cream cheese icing; variation on Patrushka Cake; origins of the name “Patrushka Cake”; I love the internet! According to some sources, [the cake is] also known as Patrushka cake, which offers more than a hint of Eastern European origins. – Blair K, Slovenian Roots Quest, June 2015 Should I burst […] Continue reading »

Multigrain Bread that isn’t just for Sandwiches (BBB May 2019)

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

summary: recipe for Multigrain Wild Yeast Bread; just how much water is absorbed by multigrain cereal? fixing the hydration; can’t stop baking in the combo-cooker; sigh… late again; information about Bread Baking Babes; Bread Baking Babes (BBB): Multigrain Sourdough Sandwich Bread I love bread with lumps in it! – me, blog from OUR kitchen | […] Continue reading »

Ring! Ring! (BBB April 2019)

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

summary: recipe for Ciambella Mandorlata (Italian Easter Bread); substitutions – of course there are substitutions; using commercial yeast; how not to plan ahead; attempts to replace the word “so”; information about Bread Baking Babes; …for better than never is late; Never to thrive, were too long a date. Bread Baking Babes (BBB): Ciambella Mandorlata When […] Continue reading »

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