Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Bread Baking Babes International Year

I've been baking bread with the Babes for a while now and it's always fun at the end of a year to look back and see what we've baked. In case you were wondering, we volunteer to choose the recipe for one or two months during the year and can really choose whatever we like. This year, 2020, our bakes have a distinctly international flavor. Travel has been severely curtailed most of this year, so it was fun to 'visit' abroad through the breads we baked.

In January Elizabeth had us make Arketena Bread, which hails from Cyprus.

In February I was Kitchen of the Month and we made Pain Tordu, an old French recipe.

In March Kelly had us make Potato, Thyme and Goat Cheese Pave', which is from France, too.

In April Aparna challenged us with Kurtoskalacs or Chimney Cakes, which are Hungarian.

In May Cathy took us to America for Early American Cottage Loaf.

In June Tanna took us to France again for Beekeepers' Pain de Mie.

July brought Birotes Salados from Mexico thanks to Karen.

August wasn't a recipe from a specific country, but we practiced our scoring thanks to Elizabeth.

In September Aparna had us make Matar or Chola Kulcha from India.

In October we made Bierocks/Runza an American version of a bread with German-Russian roots, brought to us by Kelly.

In November I was again Kitchen of the Month and we made Potato Focaccine, an Italian bread.

In December Judy had us make Lussekatter, a bread from Italy and Scandinavia honoring St. Lucia.

Another interesting aspect of this collection is that most of them are savory breads. Maybe next year, 2021, we will be feeling sweeter.


  1. It really was such a great international tour! Thanks for the recap!

  2. Lovely breads!! What a great round up! A trip around the world :)

  3. Wonderful round up, love seeing them all together!

  4. What a great round-up! And it's so cool to see that we really did go international. Ha!

    Ooooh. What will we bake next year?

    Happy New Year!!