Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015 With The Bread Baking Babes

I usually do a recap that covers various areas of cooking and baking on the blog throughout the year, but I'm going to focus on the breads baked by the intrepid Bread Baking Babes because, as I  reviewed the recipes baked, I noticed that we had spent almost the entire year baking breads from a wide swath of the globe.

From India we had Chapatis in January,

our February anniversary recipe was the French Kougin Amman.

I was thrilled to see that it was a featured recipe on the Great British Bake Off and that they didn't have much more success than I did. Small of me I know, but they were delicious even if far from perfect in my rendition, so that's OK.

A self-styled Global Baker gave us the recipe for Muesli Rolls

and we had Italian Ciabatta bread, enhanced with seeds and prunes.

I missed the August bread, but it was Italian, too.

We had both Romanian Easter Bread in the spring

and Russian Chrysanthemum Bread in November.

We baked Mexican Conchas

and Japanese Milk Bread. I baked the latter as rolls and they are now my go-to recipe for the perfect dinner roll.

For some American recipes we had Power Bread

and, from New England, Anadama Bread.

For the bread with, perhaps, the most variations we had Granary Loaf from England.

It really was and around the world trip while baking with the Babes this year and that is certainly part of the fun. Who knows what we will bake next year?


  1. Love this recap! Brought back some great bread memories!

  2. Wow! We did do a lot of globe trotting last year, didn't we? What a lovely round-up, Elle.

    Ha. Just to make it truly international, you should make August's Otto di Merano (because "8" is such a lucky number) for the upcoming Chinese New Year in early February.

    Happy New Year!

  3. Wow! Oh Wow! What a grand Idea Pat!
    That really makes us look marvelous!

  4. Great Idea Pat and I'm ashamed to see how much I missed this year. Well some years just need a quick flick of the hand to pass. Lovely round up to see such versatility.