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Saturday, September 1, 2012

BYOB - #BakeYourOwnBread (Sept. '12)

Uuummmm...WHERE DID AUGUST GO!?  Seriously, that was the fastest month on record.  I feel like I was just sitting in this exact spot typing up a similar post just a few days ago.  I want to thank all the amazing home bread bakers that joined us in filling up our August #BakeYourOwnBread basket high and proud during that whirlwind of a month.  There are so many amazing breads and rolls that I want to try.  I'm sure my actual baking will never catch up with my dream-land baking...but I'm definitely going to have fun giving it a go!

Our Featured Bread Blog from last month, Hefe und mehr, is written by an extremely talented bread baker named Stefanie.  And surprise, surprise, I had the hardest time narrowing down all of the recipes that I wanted to make into one recipe that I had the time to make.  Oh, but it was a goodie.  And one I will make often.  Or be driven crazy by the begging for more.  Remember, our featured bread blog is optional...but if you get a chance, I hope you'll join us.  It's always fun delving into another blogger's archives to draw inspiration.   And every blog we feature is packed with a variety of bread recipes!

For more info on the BYOB-FBB and to find out September's featured bread blog scroll down below the linky.  

Until then, let's take a look at the bread that was baked from Hefe und mehr during August.
1. Connie from My Discovery of Bread baked some Flaxseed Triangles (inspired by this post).
2. Karen from Karen's Kitchen Stories baked beautiful Pain de Beaucaire loaves (inspired by this post).
3. Joyce from Kitchen Flavours baked these lovely Yoghurt Sesame Rolls (inspired by this post).
4. Heather (me) from girlichef found a new favorite in the two-toned Cocoa Rolls (inspired by this post).

And now, I look forward to everybody joining us and helping us to fill up our September 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 September bread basket commence!
Enter your BREAD and BREAD-RELATED posts below

1. Something Sweet: Winnies Blog - Pull-apart Garlic Challah

2. Something Sweet: Winnies Blog - Pita-Bread with Zaatar

3. Vivian Pang Kitchen - Wholemeal bread w/ 17hrs pre-fermented dough

4. Karens Kitchen Stories - Pain de Campagne & Pane Siciliano

5. cynthesizing food & fun - Povitica

6. What Smells So Good? - Olive Semi-Sourdough Boule

7. The Spice Garden - *Stephanies Cider Doughnut Muffins

8. Zesty South Indian Kitchen - Plantain Cashew Bread

9. Delectable Musings - Quinoa Blueberry Lemon Muffins {Gluten Free}

10. Mallis Mint and Mimosas - Veggie Pizza Swirl Bread & Dinner Rolls

11. French Nyonya - Pain Cocotte

12. My Discovery of Bread - Norwich Sourdough

13. Aunt Nubbys Kitchen - Spelt Bread with Chia Seeds

14. Cookingpleasure - Soya Bean Milk Loaf Bread

15. blog from OUR kitchen - Banana Cinnamon Russian Braid

16. chica chocolatina - Qaxaca Quesadilla Pie

17. Something Sweet: Winnies Blog - Sweet Pumpkin Cinnamon Challah

18. girlichef - Soft Pretzels

19. Challah - frozen wings

20. kitchen flavours - Betsys Seeded Oat Bread

21. Blue Kitchen Bakes - Honey & Pumpkin Twists

22. blog from OUR kitchen - Grape/Onion/BlueCheese Fougasse

23. Something Sweet: Winnies Blog - Apple Honey Challah

24. Something Sweet: Winnies Blog - Assorted Challahs for Rosh Hashanah & Holidays

25. Cooking Pleasure - How To Make Coffee Sweet Bun Dough [Straight Dough Method]

26. Vivian Pang Kitchen - Oreo Buns/Straight Dough Method with Sweet Potatoes

27. My Discovery of Bread - *Sourdough Brioche Hamburger Buns

28. In Cindys Kitchen - Wheat Germ Crackers

29. In Cindys Kitchen - Apple Toffee-Banana Rum Bread

30. kitchen flavours - *Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

31. blog from OUR kitchen - cornmeal muffins laced with grapes and green chillies

32. girlichef - *Ham, Cheese, & Broccoli Pretzel Pockets

33. Karens Kitchen Stories - Panettone

34. Cookingpleasure - Coffee Sweet Buns - Cinnamon Rolls

35. Brot & Bread - Leinsamenbrot - German Flaxseed Bread

36. blog from OUR kitchen - Elizabeths Molasses Fennel Rye (BBB)

37. My Discovery of Bread - Pain au Levain with Black Sesame Seeds

38. Fuss Free Flavours - Organic Pimhill Loaf

39. Sweet and Thats it - Whole Wheat Loaves - Baking with Julia

40. Zesty South Indian Kitchen - Pani Popo: Samoan Coconut Buns

41. Piece of Cake - Antipasto Scrolls (The 5 minute knead bread)

42. cynthesizing food and fun - Apple Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread

43. My Baking Journal - Cocoa Custard Horns

44. Sweet and Thats it - Carrot Bread with Walnuts

45. Searching for Spice - Garlic and Rosemary Foccacia Bread

46. Karens Kitchen Stories - Pizza Napolitana, Poolish Baguettes, & Portuguese Sweet Bread - BBA

47. In Cindys Kitchen - Cheddar Cheese Loaves

48. Loaf Street - Sourdough Crackers with Chia Seeds and Coconut Oil

49. Loaf Street - Sourdough Spelt Cheese Waffles

50. kitchen flavours - Apple Pizza Pie

51. Sweet and Thats it - Molasses Fennel Rye Bread

52. frozen wings - Brazilian Quick Rolls

53. Loaf Street - Dark Cherries and Cocoa Sourdough Rye Bread

54. The Hobby Room Diaries - Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread with Blackberry Butter

55. Karens Kitchen Stories - *Chocolate Croissants

56. Zesty South Indian Kitchen - Cheddar Scallion Bread

57. My Little Space - Lebanese Sweet Nuts Bread

58. Brittany Cooks - Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

59. My Discovery of Bread - Ciabatta with Stiff Biga

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 September will be Girl Versus Dough.  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. I'm filled with dream-land baking, cooking, cake decorating and more. I look at this beautiful bread and think of all those posts I've read about hydration percentage and this bit and that bit and I get scared away.

  2. Gerry @ Foodness GraciousSeptember 2, 2012 at 12:47 AM

    I still have some danish dough in the freezer...hmm what can I do with it??

  3. I still shy away from making bread. Keep encouraging me!

  4. All the stuff and hydration and percentage can be a bit unnerving...but start with a more straight-forward recipe. Something with simple measurements and no extra steps. That's how I gained confidence!! =)

  5. Start simple...with a no-knead recipe...that's how I became more confident with yeast! But you're always free to link up quick breads, too! =) I hope you join us!

  6. Hi Heather! I've linked this month's BYOB recipe to this post's bread basket, but it is a recipe from Stephanie's blog, Girl Versus Dough ... sooo I guess I'm participating in both aspects of this month's BYOB -wahoo!

  7. That's great Susan! So happy to have your beautiful muffins in the basket...isn't Stephanie's blog wonderful =)

  8. Hoping ot join in this month, have LOADS of recipes I want to try out this month!!

  9. Heather, I have shared Spelt Bread. Thank you for hosting!

  10. Hi Anita! So happy that you've added your loaves to the to check them out! =)

  11. hi heather, just linked my challah. Thank you!

  12. Good morning, Heather! I've just shared a loaf of oats seeded bread! Thank your for hosting!
    Have a great week!

  13. Hi Heather, I'm sharing Wheat Germ Crackers: The 3 S (Salty, Sweet, or Savory). I forgot to link-up last time, I bookmarked it this time so I wouldn't forget. Have a great day:)

  14. Hi Heather,
    Oops, I have double entry for the same post, please kindly delete the second one! Thanks! I've linked a truly delicious cornbread, recipe courtesy from the featured bread blog, girlversusdough! A lovely blog!
    Thanks for hosting, have a lovely day!

  15. Oh I'm also sharing Apple Toffee-Banana Rum Bread.

  16. Fixed it, Joyce =) I love her blog, as well!

  17. I'm happy that you remembered to add your bread to the basket this month :) ...and if you ever forget, feel free to link the post up to the current month's linky!

  18. Hi Heather, I linking again, this time Cheddar Cheese Loaves, thanks for hosting as always. Have a great weekend :)

  19. Hi Heather, I've just linked one more! Thank you for hosting!

  20. just linked another one at 52!

  21. Jody_thehobbyroomdiariesSeptember 26, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    Thanks for hosting this great party, Heather! Just scrolling through the list to link up gave me a bunch of ideas for next month (and made me hungry!).

  22. Hi Heather, my croissants(#56) were inspired by the featured bread blog, Girl versus Dough. Thanks!