It’s cold out there… (BBBuddies January 2019)

summary: January 2019 BBBuddies; BBB Elbow-lick Sandwich Bread gallery

This stuff is special-chewy with deep flavor and a dark crust. – Vivian Howard, Deep Run Roots, p.321

Bread Baking Buddies January 2019Bread Baking Buddies (BBB): Elbow-lick Sandwich Bread

In spite of its tantalizing name, not all the BBBabes made elbow-lick sandwich bread. I think maybe they got scared by the slack slack slack dough. But those of us who did bake the bread liked it a lot.

I thought it was going to be an easy bread to make. Something perfect to rest with after all of December’s complex festive baking. Bzzzzzzt! W.R.O.N.G. – me, (blog from OUR kitchen)
To say we loved this bread is an understatement. […] Yes, you want to bake this bread! – Tanna (My Kitchen in Half Cups)
The bread was dense and moist but not heavy. Honestly, I originally thought I would not make it again, but then I tried it with Boursin […] the perfect complement to the toasted bread. Much more so than butter. And it made a delicious cucumber sandwich for breakfast. – Kelly (A Messy Kitchen)
This sweet potato bread was pretty much the most challenging doughs I’ve ever worked with. […] This Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Bread is so totally delicious toasted and slathered with butter. Yes, the bread is already super moist from loads of onions, but a little bit of butter just seems to bring a little something extra. – Karen K (Karen’s Kitchen Stories)
Sliced, toasted, and buttered: it is delicious despite its appearance. – Judy (Judy’s Gross Eats)
The crumb is moist and the flavor is strong but good. – Pat, aka Elle (Feeding My Enthusiasms)
The loaf looked great when I removed it from the oven, but to my dismay, it had a gummy line at the bottom when I sliced it. […] Even though it had a gummy line at the bottom, I still enjoyed this bread – Cathy (Bread Experience)
[T]hey didn’t lick their elbows but they all said they wanted to…. Elbow-Lick Sandwich Bread has to be one of the more curious breads the Babes have grappled with. […] [T]he bread is great with butter, cheese, toasted or not. – Katie (Thyme For Cooking)

I know I shouldn’t be surprised in these waning days of blogging, but I received zero notices about any BBBuddies baking Elbow-lick bread. Not to mention that it’s cold and snowy out there. But I did learn of two people posting about it on FB. I asked permission to display their photos….

Here is the elbow-lick bread that two intrepid people made and posted about in Facebook:

Bonnie S, Colorado
Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Bread
Elbow lick bread! I don’t think I caramelized the onions properly…they are slightly bitter. Overall pretty tasty though! On top I tried to do a stencil but ended up dumping too much flour on top. My levain didn’t float so I added more starter. Other than that all to recipe?
Very good with cream cheese

» Bonnie S, FB Bread Baking Babes and Friends: Elbow lick bread!
Cindy H, Michigan
Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Bread
I made [Karen K’s] Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Bread. I baked at 450 per recipe for the first batch and it was too hot for my oven. The back loaves were baked for 22 minutes and I went to check on them and saw the darkness. They look darker in the photo but there is no burnt smell. I covered them with foil and turned the heat down to 400. The front loaves were baked at 450 for 10 minutes and the rest of the time at 400. I used a High Gluten flour with no VWG added. I had a fairly loose dough at 5 minutes mix time but I could see gluten developing. I let the dough rest for 5 minutes then resumed mixing. I added 3 TBSP more flour at this time and within 2-3 minutes the dough changed and I had a loose ball on the hook. I followed the rest of your method. The next time I think I’m going to add 1/3 of the onions at the very end of mixing and only do 3 total S&F’s if the dough is as it was this time. The dough was beautiful after the 3rd S&F and I hated to disturb it. I sautéed my onions yesterday and let them dry overnight. The same with the sweet potato. […] The aroma is out of this world.
Oh my word ! it is delicious !

» Cindy H, FB Baking Bread with Friends (Yeasted and Sourdough): Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Bread


Thank you, Bread Baking Buddies: January 2019You really are the BBBest!!

If I missed posting about anyone’s BBB Elbow-lick sandwich bread, please do let me know.

  • email me
    » Remember to include your name and a link to your post
    » Please type “BBB January 2019 bread” in the subject heading

And of course, if you haven’t made the bread yet, just because the deadline is past, I hope that won’t stop you from making it. Because it’s delicious.

Thank you to all who embraced the challenge to bake Elbow-lick Sandwich bread.

Bread Baking Babes’ January 2019 Bread

BBB Elbow-Lick Sandwich Bread Gallery:
BBB January 2019 Gallery
top row: Judy (Judy’s Gross Eats), Tanna (My Kitchen in Half Cups), Elizabeth (blog from OUR kitchen)
2nd row: Elle/Pat (Feeding My Enthusiasms), BBB January 2019 Badge, KarenK (Karen’s Kitchen Stories) bottom row: Cathy (Bread Experience), Kelly (A Messy Kitchen)

Bread Baking Babes’ January 2019 breads


Please note that I didn’t actually post this in the first part of February. I evilly back-dated it, to make it look like I had posted it sort of on time.

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