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Monday, January 30, 2012

BYOB - Bake Your Own Bread (January '12) Roundup

Welcome to the first BYOB-Bake Your Own Bread roundup of 2012!  I'm very excited to be taking over the bread basket from Cathy at Bread Experience.  If you're not familiar with BYOB, it is a monthly event that was started by Sandy of At the Baker's Bench back in 2009.  It's all about getting in the kitchen and becoming comfortable baking your own bread.  Aside from being able to save money in the long run, the whole process of baking bread is totally therapeutic.  The kneading...the smell that permeates your house when it's baking...the satisfaction of creating something with your own two hands.  You can do it all by hand or with the help of a bread machine, mixer, or food processor.  But it's not only yeast breads, quick breads and other breads leavened with baking soda and baking powder are also encouraged.  Plus, bread making tutorials (how to make a sourdough starter, shaping loaves or rolls, etc.), things made with bread (pizza, bread pudding, etc.), and posts on bread "tools" are also encouraged.

Everybody from the most tender novice who is still timid using yeast to the everyday experienced baker is encouraged to join in and share your posts on bread baking.  For a complete list of rules, please see the BYOB-Bake Your Own Bread announcement page...and feel free to leave a comment or email me with questions any time.  Since this is my first BYOB roundup, I'm playing with the formatting and how best to accept bear with me.  I'll figure out a system soon (so check back for updates).

Without further ado, let's check out the fabulous loaves, rolls, sweet breads, fried breads, pizzas, and bread making tips that were shared with BYOB this month!
Yeast Breads
 Mookie Loves Bread - Whole Wheat Sourdough Miche
Living in the Kitchen with Puppies - Cuban Bread
Living in the Kitchen with Puppies - Pane Siciliano
Life in the Slow Lane at Squirrel Head Manor - Lamb and Feta Stuffed Bundles
girlichef - Pane co' Santi
Living in the Kitchen with Puppies - Cinnamon Monkey Bread
girlichef - Orange Buns
Sage Cuisine - Dinner Rolls
Living in the Kitchen with Puppies - Durum Semolina Bread
Mookie Loves Bread - Old School Jewish Deli Rye
The Tiny Skillet - Dinner Rolls
Mookie Loves Bread - Bacon Semolina Potato Sourdough w/ Cheddar Cheese Bread
girlichef - Cuban Bread
Something Sweet - Winnie's Blog - Teddy Bear Challah
Something Sweet - Winnie's Blog - Beetroot Challah and Rolls

Something Sweet - Winnie's Blog - Brioche Cinnamon Rolls
Life in the Slow Lane at Squirrel Head Manor - Crusty French Bread
Living in the Kitchen with Puppies - Five-Grain Levain

Living in the Kitchen with Puppies - 66% Sourdough Rye
Living in the Kitchen with Puppies - Semolina Rolls with a Whole Grain Soaker
Sage Cuisine - Classic Butter Crust Bread
SchmetterlingWords - Mini Brötchen
Living in the Kitchen with Puppies - Italian Challah

Living in the Kitchen with Puppies - Cinnamon and Cardamom Rolls
Pam's Bread - Onion-Rye Bread w/ Whole Grains

Pam's Bread - Whole Grain Pumpernickel Bread
Mother's Kitchen - Multigrain Bread

Breads w/out Yeast
 girlichef - Navajo Fry Bread
girlichef - Banana-Buttermilk Cinnamon Breads
Living in the Kitchen with Puppies - Puris
Pam's Bread - Cranberry-Nut Scones w/ Emmer Flour

(made w/ bread, crackers/breadsticks, "bread baking"-type posts)
Life in the Slow Lane at Squirrel Head Manor - Bread Tools
girlichef - Pizza w/ Slow-Roasted Tomatoes, Roasted Garlic, Italian Sausage w/ Fennel & Basil
Stirring the Pot - La Pizza Rossa

I couldn't be happier (or hungrier at this point) at all the amazing bread baked this month.  I hope you'll find some inspiration to step into the kitchen and pour some love into puffy mounds of dough today...or anytime this month.  And don't forget to send 'em my way once you do!  See you next month...