I have fond memories of Easter with my family. Everyone would get dressed up, even my brother, and after church, we would have our photos taken. I didn’t particularly like getting my photo made. I still don’t, but I did enjoy wearing the matching Easter outfits my mom made for my sisters and I. Sometimes, we even had hats and purses to go with the
Czech Christmas Bread (Sváteční Vánočka) is the Bread of the Month for the Artisan Bread Bakers. This bread is similar to the Vanocka Christmas Braid I made last Christmas. It is made with an enriched dough; however, this version utilizes the straight dough method rather than incorporating an overnight sponge. David of www.hearthbakedtunes.com graciously shared his recipe (which he adapted from Daniel Leader’s bread). I
This No Knead Holiday Spelt Bread was my contribution to the family Easter dinner. Several members of my family are trying to eat more healthy (and organic whenever possible) so I wanted to bring a healthy bread, but it also had to be delicious. I’ve been really busy with work and trying to get my garden planted this Spring so the bread also had to
For the December 1st Bread Braid, the HBinFive Bakers made Stollen. I’ve made Stollen a few times so I decided to experiment with this one. I really enjoyed the BBA Stollen, however, this time, I wanted to use the Healthy Bread in Five method and a good portion of whole wheat flour so I took what I liked from both recipes and came up with
After I finished with the BBA Challenge, I joined the Mellow Bakers. We baked breads from Bread: A Baker’s Book of Techniques and Recipes by Jeffrey Hamelman. The first bread we made was English Hot Cross Buns. I had never made hot cross buns before so I was looking forward to this one. They sounded delicious! And, let me tell you, they are delicious!