Monday, January 31, 2011

Things to Come

For a few months my Bread Baking Babes posts have included some notes referring to the third Anniversary of the Babes. It's going to be a celebration this month...three years of fun baking breads around our kitchen tables as a group...and great breads they have been! As with most big occasions there have been some changes between the initial euphoria...A Party!!...and now. The celebration is going to be amazing...we will each be choosing a personal favorite (or challenge...or both) from any of the breads baked during those three years.

Just to give you a sense of the broad scope of that choice, below are collages showing the breads baked and below each collage you'll find the month, kitchen of the month, and name of the bread. Isn't that an awesome collection?

Come back on February 16th for the party...and to see which one I chose, OK?

2008 (from left to right)
February: Karen - Royal Crown Tortano (in Dutch) and in English:
March: Lien - Coccodrillo
April: Tanna - Sullivan Street Pizza
May: Sher - Poilane-Style Miche
June: Mary - Breadchick's Dark Onion Rye
July: - in memory of Sher who passed away July 20 2008; this month we made something from her blog, something that reminded us of the warm and witty personality Sher was. The news of her passing shocked us. She is our Angel Babe.
August: Ilva - Whole Wheat Pita
September: Monique - Sûkerbôlle
October: Sara - Challah
November: Görel - The Rosendal Crisp Bread
December: Lynn - Yule Wreath

In our second year, the loaves of 2009;

2009 (from left to right):
January: Katie - Croissants
February: Tanna - Pane ai Cinque Cereali con Nod (Five-Grain Bread with Walnuts)
March: Sara - Pane Francese
April: Mary - Ethiopian Injera
May: Ilva - Pane di Pasta Tenera Condita (Italian Knot Bread)
June: Lien - Asparagus Bread (in English and Dutch)
July: Natashya - Sukkar bi Tahin (Beirut Tahini Swirls)
August: Görel - Russian Black Bread
September: Karen - Chinese Flower Steam Buns
October: Gretchen - Tanta Wawa (Peruvian Bread Babies)
November: Monique - Brioche Mousseline
December: Katie - Viennese Striesel

And our third year 2010;

2010 (from left to right)
January: Lynn - Curried Naan
February: Karen - Ensaimada
March: Mary - Gluten Free No Knead Hearty Seeded Sandwich Bread
April: Sara - Potato Bread with Chives
May: Natashya - Tunisian Spicy Breads
June: Lien - Korni (in English and Dutch)
July: Lynn - Yeasted Sprouted Wheat Bread
August: Tanna - Sweet Portuguese Bread
September: Görel - Brunkans Långa
October: Elizabeth - Broa: Portuguese Corn Bread
November: Susan - Cornucopia
December: Ilva - Taralli Pugliesi

January: Astrid - Hildegard's Spelt Bread

Just in case I didn't link them correctly (and because I'm posting this without doing links for some...hope to correct that soon...), you can usually go to the blog of the kitchen of the month and look in their archives for that month and year to find the recipe. The links to the Babes blogs are at right, just below the Welcome and recipe link.


  1. Makes us look pretty awesome!

  2. Doesn't these pictures just inspire to bake some more?? Happy Anniversary!

  3. I have done only 1 Bread Baking Babes and still make the pitas on a regular basis. I really should get my A in to G and get bread baking.

  4. Makes me want to bake bread!