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Get the coffee on! We’re baking Nazook! (BBB March 2018)

Friday, March 16th, 2018


summary: recipe for Nazook/Gata; shaping fun; dilemma about commercial yeast or wild yeast; making substitutions; a Bread Baking Babes project; Bread Baking Babes (BBB) March 2018: Nazook Easter is approaching, so Kelly (A Messy Kitchen) cleverly chose an Assyrian confection, Nazook (or should it be spelled Nazuk? Or is it Nazouk? Or perhaps it’s Nakhshoon…). […] Continue reading »

Real Honest Purists’ Bagels

Friday, March 2nd, 2018


summary: wild bagels revisited; using zero commercial yeast; recipe for Real Purists’ Wild Bagels; choosing between poppy seeds or sesame seeds; Jane Mason’s starter just keeps getting better; snow again?! The bagel, in its peripatetic history, has moved from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the delis of the United States […] [H]owever, most people’s […] Continue reading »

Wildness at the BBBabes’ 10th Anniversary Party (BBB February 2018)

Friday, February 16th, 2018


summary: recipe for Wild Royal Crown Tortano based on a recipe in “Artisan Baking Across America” by Maggie Glezer, using Jane Mason’s starter and Chad Robertson’s kneading and shaping techniques; information about Bread Baking Babes; BBB’s 10th Anniversary! Bread Baking Babes (BBB) 10th Anniversary: Royal Crown Tortano – Revisited How time flies! The BBBabes have […] Continue reading »

New Year’s Challenge: Tartine Polenta Bread (BBB January 2018)

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018


summary: recipe for Tartine Polenta Bread, based on a recipe in “Tartine Bread” by Chad Robertson; definition of corn; using millet in place of corn; following the book recipe produces Slack Bread – worse than the croc!; making my sister happy; importance of recipe testing; overwintering rosemary in an inhospitable climate; a Bread Baking Babes […] Continue reading »

Good Non-Alcoholic Punch

Friday, December 29th, 2017


summary: keeping Christmas traditions; Mum’s poinsettia tablecloth; recipe for Not 7-Up “Green” – based on 7-Up Emerald Punch; non-alcoholic punch; “Merry Punch Bowl to You!” I don’t remember exactly when the poinsettia table cloth appeared in our house at Christmas – it went perfectly with the poinettia drinking glasses that one of my sisters has […] Continue reading »

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