by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez / Sunday, July 1, 2012
BYOB - Bake Your Own Bread (July '12) + SOME EXCITING CHANGES!
Hi everybody and welcome to the July edition of BYOB. I have some exciting changes to announce that will be taking place starting this month, so please read through before you link up your bread posts this month.
What's staying the sameLet me preface this by saying that you can still link up ANY bread-related posts from the current month. That has not changed. Other than the fact that there is only one linky for all of the posts -- no more separating yeast breads from quick breads from "other". Everything will hang out together in the bread basket from here on out. I think that will make linking up easier on everybody.
Acceptable posts are pretty much anything from the current month that is bread-related. From recipe posts (yeast, wild yeast, sourdough, quick breads, flat breads, dishes made with bread) to tutorials and how-to's to reviews of cookbooks or books relating to bread or bread-baking to mouthwatering photo only posts. They are ALL welcome.
What's new this monthThere are a couple of big changes, both of which I think are major positives!
1. I am happy to welcome and introduce to you (if you don't already know them) my two new co-hosts of BYOB-Bake Your Own Bread:
-Michelle from Delectable Musings
-Connie from My Discovery of Bread
So now, the linky will show up on all 3 of our blogs, on the 1st of any given month. You only need to enter your link one time. It will show up at all 3 places. Triple exposure and more chances for people to join in the home bread baking fun! You need only link to 1 (whichever you choose) of the hosting blogs.
2. We will be implementing an optional monthly BYOB - Featured Bread Blog from which to draw inspiration and bake a recipe (or more) from each month. The chosen blog won't necessarily be only about bread, but it will contain enough bread recipes to offer options for those who want to join us.
If you want to join us in cooking from the BYOB - Featured Bread Blog, simply follow the link for the given month, search that blog, and find a bread recipe (or more) that you want to bake in your kitchen. Bake it, rewrite the recipe in your own words (but still credit our chosen blog in your post, please), and then link it up to the open linky. When entering your post, simply place an asterik (*) before the name you choose to enter (example: *Dark Rye Loaf). This is so that we can easily pull those entries from the other entries. Why, you ask? Because we will round-up all of the posts baked from the BYOB - Featured Bread Blog on our next post before the linky.
Each month will be the same style, but with a different featured blog round-up (using photos and links of those people who participated) at the beginning of the post, before each linky.
It's not as confusing as it sounds, I promise. Please feel free to leave questions in the comments section or shoot me an email. I will do my best to clarify.
BYOB- Bake Your Own Bread Rules:-Link up any post from the current month about bread (see above) to the linky below.
-If you have baked bread from the current BYOB - Featured Bread Blog, please place an asterik (*) before the name of your bread in the "Caption or Title" blank on the linky form.
-Please link back to at least one of the hosting blogs using either a text link or the BYOB button.
So, without further ado, let the filling of the July bread basket commence!
Enter your BREAD and BREAD-RELATED posts below
Be sure to place an asterik (*) before your title if you've baked from our featured bread blog this month! This month's featured bread blog is: Bread Experience (see below)
This linky list is now closed.
Looking for a little inspiration? Well, not only can you click on any of the wonderful links added to the BYOB bread basket each month, you can also join us in our optional feature, BYOB - Featured Bread Blog!
Each month we will feature one blog. This blog doesn't have to be all about bread, but it will contain enough bread recipes to offer diversity and inspiration for those at different stages in their home bread baking journeys!
Bread Experience. Cathy's site is filled with tons of amazing recipes, tips, tutorials, and inspiration for all home bread bakers. Not to mention, she is also a former BYOB hostess. If you decide to join in and bake something inspired or adapted from her site, please be sure to take your own photos and re-write the recipe in your own words, as well as linking back to her original post with a credit. If you think of it, leave her a comment and let her know she inspired you as this month's BYOB - FBB!
Don't forget to add an asterik(*) before the title of your BYOB - FBB entries in the linky so that we can round-up all of the posts in next month's BYOB post!
If you want to recommend a BYOB - Featured Bread Blog for upcoming months (whether yours or somebody else's), please do so in the comment section. We can't wait to see what you've baked up this month!
As always, feel free to tweet any BYOB posts using the hashtag #BakeYourOwnBread. I will be tweeting entries using that hashtag. I've also started a BYOB Pinterest Board to share the love! Always feel free to leave a link to your Pinterest handle and/or your Twitter handle in the comment section of any monthly link-up!
Michiana-based food writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, dark beer, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.