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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

BYOB - #BakeYourOwnBread (August '12)

I am absolutely blown away by all of the amazing bread posts that were shared with BYOB - #BakeYourOwnBread last month!  We hit the '70' mark - in the middle of one of the hottest summer's on record (at least here)!  THAT is so incredible to me.  From old friends to new ones, from experienced bread bakers to those just getting friendly with their oven, from quick breads to yeast breads all the way up to wild yeast and sourdough - LAST MONTH'S SELECTION of bread in the BYOB basket is truly inspiring.  Thank you to everybody who shared and I sincerely look forward to seeing what's baking in your kitchen this month.

We also started an optional feature last month called the BYOB - Featured Bread Blog.  Basically, we're picking one blog each month - and we're using it for inspiration.  Perhaps we find a certain recipe we want to make...or a particularly helpful tutorial...anything that inspires us.  And then we'll blog about it and share it with BYOB that month.  Our first featured blog was Bread Experience.  Along with one of my co-hosts, Connie, and myself, two other bloggers joined us in exploring and baking up something that was inspired by Cathy's site.  Here is what Bread Experience inspired us to bake in July...
1. Joyce from Kitchen Flavours baked up a perfect loaf of Light Wheat Bread (inspired by this post).
2. Karen from Karen's Kitchen Stories baked a big, beautiful loaf of Polaine-style Miche (inspired by this post).
3. Connie from My Discovery of Bread baked a lovely loaf of Sourdough Seed Bread (inspired by this post).
4. I took advantage of my bread machine in the hot weather and baked up a loaf of Light Rye Beer Bread (inspired by this post).

Thanks so much for inspiring us this month (and beyond), Cathy!

And now, I look forward to everybody joining us and helping us to fill up our August bread basket.

How to participate (the rules):
1.) Blog about bread.  It can be a post about baking bread in any form (yeast, wild yeast, quick breads, flat breads, sweet, savory, loaves, rolls, breadsticks, tortillas, scones, biscuits, crackers, etc.).  It could also be a recipe that uses bread in it or as a base (pizza, bread pudding, sandwiches, etc.).  Or it could be an informative post, a tutorial or how-to post (such as how to make sourdough, bread baking essentials, favorite products for baking bread, etc.).  It could be a review of a book or cookbook having to do with bread.  It could be a photo-only post (bread festival, bakery tour, etc.).  Anything that inspires us to bake bread at home.

2.) Include a link back to this post or any of the monthly link-up posts (link in my sidebar or at the bottom) OR link to one of the other hosts.  As long as there is a link that leads people back to BYOB.  You can use a text link or the BYOB button.

  3.) Add a link to your post in the current month's BYOB linky/roundup post on any of the hosting blogs.  If you are participating in the optional BYOB - Featured Bread Blog, please let us know by dropping me a note in the comments or somehow marking  your post.

4.)  Please link only posts from the current month.

BYOB - #BakeYourOwnBread hosting team:
 -Heather from girlichef
-Michelle from Delectable Musings
-Connie from My Discovery of Bread

Let the filling of the August bread basket commence!
Enter your BREAD and BREAD-RELATED posts below

1. Fuss Free Flavours - Local Lammas Loaf

2. Culinary Adventures with Cam - Nutella Bread Pudding

3. Culinary Adventures with Cam - Speedy Yeast Bread

4. Piece of Cake - Black Sesame Loaf

5. My Discovery of Bread - *Flaxseed Triangles

6. The Spice Garden - Vienna Bread

7. In Cindys Kitchen - Chocolate Bread Two Ways: Chocolate Loaf Bread and Chocolate Monkey Bread

8. French Nyonya - Ratatouille Sunflower Seed Sourdough Bread

9. Lavender & Lovage - Grandmas Yorkshire Season (Bread) Pudding w/ Herbs for Lammas Day

10. My Little Space - Yuzu Giraffe Bread

11. Curious Cuisiniere - Lemon Dill Biscuits

12. No-Frills Recipes - Guinness Beer Bread

13. Karens Kitchen Stories - *Pain de Beaucaire

14. cynthesizing food and fun - Olive Rosemary Focaccia

15. Live Free, Gluten Free - Seeded Multigrain Bagels (gluten, dairy, soy, and egg free)

16. Raias Recipes - Cinnamon Yogurt Banana Bread {GF, EF & RSF}

17. Dont Waste the Crumbs - Beer Bread

18. girlichef - Country Bread

19. Cookingpleasure - How to make sweet bun dough

20. Kitchen Flavours - Apple Kuchen

21. Cooking Pleasure - Chocolate Custard Sweet Buns

22. Blue Kitchen Bakes - Goats Cheese, Walnut, Red Pepper and Thyme Rolls

23. cynthesizing food & fun - Peach and Cream Cheese Kolaches

24. Sweet and Thats it - French Bread Julia Childs Centennial

25. My Discovery of Bread - French bread for Julia Childs 100th anniversary

26. Something Sweet - Tabbouleh Herb Bread

27. The Hobby Room Diaries - Seasoned Croutons

28. blog from OUR kitchen - Julia Child French Bread (BBB)

29. girlichef - Julia Childs French Bread: Batards

30. Living in the Kitchen with Puppies - Julia Child French Bread!

31. Kitchen Flavours - *Yoghurt Sesame Rolls

32. My Discovery of Bread - Estonian Kringel w/ Coconut

33. Dont Waste the Crumbs - Maple Oatmeal Bread

34. Vivian Pang Kitchen - Cream Cheese Buns (17-hr pre-fermented sponge dough)

35. Jessie: CookingMoments - Red Bean Rolls

36. Bread Experience - Sprouted Einkorn Bread

37. Cookingpleasure - Soft Milk Tea Loaf

38. Sweet and Thats it - Sourdough buns with lemon and thousand fragraces

39. blog from OUR kitchen - Jalapeno Cheddar Buns

40. Briciole - six-strand challah

41. My Discovery of Bread - Pierre Nurys Rustic Light Rye

42. La Belle Aurore - Banana nut cinnamon swirl bread

43. cynthesizing food & fun - Peach Tomato Mozzarella Crostini

44. Culinary Adventures with Cam - Green Olive & Thyme Loaf

45. Me and My Sweets - Healthy Quick Berry Bread

46. Cookingpleasure - Honey Milk Loaf [straight dough method]

47. Karens Kitchen Stories - Pain Francais

48. Living in the Kitchen w/ Puppies - Traceys Jalapeño Cheddar Rolls

49. Vintage Kitchen Notes - Roasted Tomato Bread

50. La Cocina de Leslie - Chorreadas con Queso

51. Cindys Recipes and Writings - Olive and Sun-dried tomato Bread

52. Bread Experience - Hakkaido Milk Bread

53. French Nyonya - Ciabatta with Poolish

54. Karens Kitchen Stories - Three breads from The Bread Bakers Appretice

55. girlichef - *Cocoa Buns

56. Jessie: Cooking Moments - Potato Bread Rolls with Purple Sweet Potato Filling

57. girlichef - Chicken n Biscuits

58. 21st Century Housewife - Oatmeal Raisin Bread

59. Foodness Gracious - Apricot Danish Braid

60. The Meltaways - Rosemary Wheat Rolls

61. blog from OUR kitchen - Yeasted Corn Bread

62. girlichef - Rustic Potato Loaves

63. Aunt Nubbys Kitchen - Raisin, Cinnamon, and Nut Bread

This linky list is now closed.

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Join us in our Optional BYOB feature:
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!

So, it you'd like to bake along, our featured blog for August will be Hefe und mehr.  If you decide to join in and bake something inspired or adapted from this site, please be sure to take your own photos and re-write the recipe in your own words, as well as linking back to the original post with a credit. If you think of it, leave a comment while you're there...let them know they inspired you.

Don't forget to leave a comment letting me know that you participated this month, so that I can add you to the round-up for next 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 page and/or your Twitter handle in the comment section of any monthly link-up.  Also, if you have a suggestion for an upcoming featured bread blog, let me know!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Happy Lammas! Get baking Real Bread and join our Campaign!

  2. I love homemade bread and have been itching to make some recently ... You may have just pushed me into the pool :-)

  3. Gorgeous bread! I just made Italian Bread using 'The Bread Baker's Apprentice'. What a great book. Everyone did such a wonderful job.
    Hey Heather, it was so great to hear from you. I'm doing well. Busy, busy, busy all the time, but well. I always stop by to check on you and to see what deliciousness you're whipping up in that super active kitchen of yours. I send my best to you and your family and hope everyone is wonderful. <3

  4. Oh I love this and we can overlap! I want to add my Cherry Chocolate Chip Challah but my posts screw up when I go in and edit :-(

  5. You don't have to go in and edit it...although we'd love to have a link, we're just happy to have people sharing the home bread-baking love. Add it on! =)

  6. That is such a great book. If you blog it, feel free to link it up, I'd love to see it! I'm glad to hear that you are all doing well...I know a family (especially a baby) can keep you plenty busy. Don't be a stranger...I miss talking to you. :)

  7. Awesome...can't wait to see what you bake up!

  8. Hi Heather! Just found this monthly share and I'm all in ... at last it has cooled down enough for me to do some bread baking! Nice to be sharing a recipe with you again ... I've been missing the 50 Woman Game Changers group!

  9. Hi Susan! Yes, I miss it, happy you've shared some bread this month. Hope you'll keep joining in now that the weather is starting to give us a break! =)

  10. hope to be able to bake some breads soon and share it here, will be chking out the featured blog too!

  11. Hi Heather, I just linked my recipe, thank you for giving me a chance to share it. I'm new to blogging.

  12. Hi Cindy! The pleasure is all mine - welcome to the world of blogging! I hope you join us in filling the #BakeYourOwnBread bread basket again. =)

  13. I did bake and used my bread in an old fashioned bread pudding for Lammas day!

  14. Hi Heather, mine is #13. I am participating in the optional feature. P.s. Thank you so much for doing this and making it so user friendly.

  15. Hi Karen - you're so welcome. And thank you for participating and for sharing the home bread baking love =)

  16. Hi Heather,
    I've just linked up an apple bread! Thank you for hosting!

  17. Jody_thehobbyroomdiariesAugust 15, 2012 at 2:01 AM

    I just linked up the bread-baking-fail-turned-success croutons. The foccacia up there looks fantastic, yum!

  18. Hi Heather,
    I've just linked up some lovely rolls, from the featured blog, but again, the (*) sign does not show!
    Thank you for hosting!

  19. Yeah, I don't know why it doesn't show up when you initially add it, but it will show up if I go in and no worries, I'll add it (just keep letting me know!). Thanks Joyce =)

  20. Hi, Heather, I'm so glad to be able to participate in BYOB again, thanks for hosting this every month. But again, I've made some asian flavour of bread roll, hahaha

  21. Hi Jessie! I'm always happy to see you drop by and add something to the bread basket, no matter what it is. Especially Asian flavor bread rolls...since I'm not very familiar with them myself. Can't wait to check it out! =)

  22. What a great Party! Thanks for hosting it! I love baking my own bread, the scent in the kitchen is lovely and you know exactly what's in it, no perservatives or strange E numbers. AND the result is almost always better than store bought bread.

  23. Hi Heather! I linked by Olive and Sun-dried Tomato Bread and added a link back to this page in my post. We cross paths at Sunday Supper, but I'll put my info here too! Please add me to the BYOB updates list. @writelane

  24. Hi Cindy! Wonderful...I hope you drop by and add all of your breadie posts to the BYOB bread basket each month. So happy to be baking along with you! =)

  25. Go the bread! My last bread posting for the month of Aug!

  26. ...and a beauty it is (as usual)! Thanks so much for all of the amazing breads you add to the bread basket, Jessie! =)

  27. I've been wanting to make more of my own bread and there's so much wonderful inspiration for here! I've shared my Oatmeal Raisin Bread which is easy to make in a bread machine. Thank you for hosting.

  28. Hi April! I'm so happy that you brought this tempting loaf over and added it to the BYOB basket this month. I'm ALWAYS looking for more bread machine recipes. =)