BBBabes

Bread Baking Babes (BBBabes or BBB): a small group of friends from all over the world, who love to get together to bake bread – isn’t the internet great?

It’s summer and we’re full of beans! (BBB July 2017)

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

summary: recipe for Velvety Bean Bread; reducing the yeast; summer and over-rising; hazards of scoring overproofed bread; a Bread Baking Babes project; Bread Baking Babes (BBB) July 2017: Velvety Bean Bread I’ve heard of beans on toast before, but beans IN toast?? Cooked pureed white beans are the basis for this nifty bread. Unless you […] Continue reading »

Kaak – don’t you love getting a new handbag? (BBB June 2017)

Friday, June 16th, 2017

summary: recipe for Kaak (Lebanese Purse Bread); adjusting yeast amounts; fooling with flours; using dates as a substitution for egg-wash; another use for orange blossom water; baking on the barbecue; a Bread Baking Babes project; Bread Baking Babes (BBB June 2017: Kaak) Kaak! Kaak! Kaak!! Kaak!! It sounds like violent coughing, doesn’t it? Or tropical […] Continue reading »

Kale and Coconut Oil do NOT belong in the trash

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

summary: stir-fried kale; refuting Kingsport Humor’s notion that kale belongs in the trash; another use for orange blossom water; Jamie Schler’s cookbook “Orange Appeal: Savory and Sweet”, with photos by Ilva Beretta, is being released soon; information on how to pre-order the cookbook; a bit about coconut oil Add a little sunshine to every meal […] Continue reading »

Open-faced Croque Monsieur, anyone?

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Croque Monsieur

summary: using the last of the Shubbak el-Habayeb (Lovers’ Windows) to make open-faced Croque Monsieur; no eggs, thank you very much; breaking the rules – again; doesn’t the definition of a Croque Monsieur include béchamel? toaster ovens are the best; an excerpt from one of my voluminous travel diaries; Not long ago, we were given […] Continue reading »

Looking through Lovers’ Windows to Celebrate Spring (BBB May 2017)

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

black cat

summary: recipe for Shubbak el-Habayeb (Lovers’ Windows); timing and the beauty of refrigeration; a Bread Baking Babes project; Bread Baking Babes (BBB) May 2017: Shubbak el-Habayeb In springtime, the only pretty ring time, When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding; Sweet lovers love the spring It’s spring at last! Time to open up […] Continue reading »

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