Broa Baking Buddies

BBB: Let's Get Baking summary: October 2010 Bread Baking Buddies

This is the first time that I have ever put together any kind of round up. And I was a little nervous about it… :lalala:

Bread Baking Buddies (BBB): October 2010

And I was a little more nervous about it when the first notice came in shortly after posting the October BBB bread recipe. I worried that my mailbox would be flooded with notices of all the people making Broa and that I wouldn’t be able to get the BBBuddies post done on time. How would I arrange all the photos?! Might I have to put it onto more than one page? (Ha.)

And then as the days went by and there were zero notices, I started worrying that my choice of bread was a dismal failure because there were no more notices for days.

At last another came in, and I felt better. And then today, another emerged! I now had three new photos of delicious looking BBBuddies’ bread to put into the post!

jackolantern in rain ©ejm2006 gif edit 31 October: Hmmmm!! Was it gremlins infesting my email earlier this month?? Two of the BBBuddies’ emails got lost in the ether. Happily, the email box spooks were too busy getting their Hallowe’en costumes ready yesterday to stop the BBBuddies this time!! (This month, there are 5 BBBuddies! Whoohoooo!)

When I chose the BBB bread for this month, it didn’t occur to me that white cornmeal would be so difficult to find. How parochial of me. Just because it’s easy for me to get, I foolishly assumed it would be available everywhere.

Luckily, substitutions work well in bread making and both lovely bakers chose well and made wonderful looking bread.

Here are the October 2010 Buddies:

bbb October 2010 Hobby Baker, A Messy Kitchen

HB was concerned that by using millet instead of cornmeal, her bread was not really corn bread. But I say she should use the The Little Oxford Dictionary’s definition of corn: grain or seed of cereal plant; (collect) cereals (esp. wheat) in growth, their seed after threshing; That way her bread can still be labelled corn bread. :-) What ever it’s called, it sure looks good! » BBB – Portuguese Corn Bread… minus the corn?


bbb October 2010 Soepkipje, Ipernity

From the photos she posted, it looks like S used a lot of whole wheat flour. Her bread looks beautiful too. I particularly like the look of the crust. » Broa/Pão de milho (integral), volkoren maïsbrood


bbb October 2010 Nicole, Bread, Butter and Buns

N put a disclaimer on her photo saying “it’s not ugly, it’s rustic” Sure, it looks rustic but I don’t know how anyone could say it was ugly! It’s gorgeous. » BBB – Broa


bbb October 2010 Veena, Veg Junction

V made wonderful looking bread using yellow corn meal. She was brilliant and served it with salsa. I really like the star shaped slashing she did too. Her golden coloured bread looks equally delicious. » Broa – Portuguese corn bread


majology October 2010 Gosia, Majology

G claims that her bread didn’t rise enough and that she didn’t grind the corn meal finely enough. I don’t know. The bread looks pretty stellar to me! I love the look of the crust! Can’t you just imagine slathering a slice of that warmed bread with butter? » Bread Baking Buddies, Broa


Thank you for baking with us!!

If I missed posting about anyone’s BBB Portuguese Corn Bread, please do let me know. And of course, if you haven’t made it yet, just because the deadline is past, I hope that won’t stop you from making Portuguese Corn Bread.

Please don’t wait as long as I did after seeing Jane’s recipe. Because the bread really is delicious.

I’ll be really interested to hear what you think about the bread after you make it!

Bread Baking Babes

BBBabes’ Anniversary

Please remember that the BBBabes’ anniversary is coming up in February. We’d like you to pick the Anniversary Bread recipe for February 2011.

  • What’s your favorite bread?
  • What bread haven’t you ever been able to get to turn out the way you want?
  • What bread scares you the most?
  • What’s the bread recipe you’ve baked the most?
  • What bread do you dream about baking?
  • What bread do you…?

Scour your bread-baking cookbooks, recipe boxes and bread-baking sites to make your choice. We’ll ask you to submit your desired recipe in November. And in December, after we’ve narrowed the list down to a manageable number of choices, we’ll ask you to vote on one for us to bake and post for our anniversary in February.


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4 responses to “Broa Baking Buddies

  1. Soepkipje

    I sent you an email on 17-10-2010 with a link to my Broa’s:

    I’m so sorry! I have been having problems with my email (that I THOUGHT were resolved) and didn’t get the email. I have added you to the list of BBBuddies. Thank you for baking along with us! – ejm

  2. Gosia

    Thank you for adding me to the Broa round-up. I’m relieved to know that I wasn’t the only one having the bread baker’s doubts while working on this bread, but at the end, they turned out unwarranted because all of the breads shown here look awesome.

  3. Nicole Holten

    Howdy, same here on the 20th:


    Augh!!! I’m so sorry! I have added you to the BBBuddies’ list as well and will email the BBBuddies’ badge. I love the description in your post about the bread! Thank you for baking along with us! – Elizabeth


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