Breads

  • blog events,  Bread Baking Babes/ Buddy baking,  Breads,  Recipes

    Robert May’s French Bread with the Bread Baking Babes

    This month I am once again baking along with the Bread Baking Babes and Friends, that lovely group of intrepid bakers who choose a bread to bake together each month.  I joined their page on Facebook many months ago but so much time goes along and often I miss out on baking the recipe before the due date. This month I wanted to join in as Ilva of Lucullian Delights has chosen a recipe adapted from Elizabeth David’s “English Bread and Yeast Cookery”, 1977. Ms. David one of my favorite food writers of all time and I have been a fan of Ilva too for many years. Within Elizabeth David’s book is a recipe for…

  • blog events,  Bread Baking Babes/ Buddy baking,  Breads,  Fun Stuff,  Recipes

    Water-Proofed Bread, Who Knew?

    Today I made bread using a crazy method and relying on total faith in the Bread Baking Babes and well, to be fair, also faith in James Beard. I mean, who would come up with the idea of wrapping bread dough into a towel and submerging it in a big bowl of water to proof? I guess that would be James Beard, in his book “Beard on Bread” from 1973 and I guess it would be Elle from Feeding My Enthusiasms who would choose it for this month’s bake along. Crazy I tell you. Crazy like a fox! 🙂 The whole time I was just thinking what kind of a mess am I…

  • blog events,  Breads,  Daring Bakers,  Recipes

    Tribute to The Queen of all Daring Bakers, Lis

    Occasionally, if you are lucky in life, as I am, you meet someone whose unique qualities create a whole new color in the crayon box of your life. Lisa Cifelli was that sort of a person for me. Her humor, kindness and humanity were amazing. She could also swear you into a whole new dictionary- which, I think, made me love her even more. 🙂 Lisa of La Mia Cucina and Ivonne of Cream Puffs in Venice co-founded the Daring Bakers (which eventually expanded and morphed into Daring Kitchen) in November of 2006 more on that here. They challenged each other to make a Hot Buttered Pretzel recipe and then post about it,…

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