Check off another resolution: the February Cook it 2012 challenge is done! Bread has been baked and our kitchens have been redecorated with flour.
I’m pretty sure you folks are better bakers than I am. I made a bunch of edible loaves, but nothing was really stellar. I got pretty close with a loaf of whole wheat bread with flaxseeds and herbs de provence, but the recipe’s not quite there yet. I think I need to stop baking bread on cold, rainy days – it doesn’t rise – and I need to get an oven thermometer since all the numbers are all rubbed off my oven dial and estimating isn’t really the best plan for bread-baking.
Look at all this beautiful stuff:
and the links to everyone’s bread posts:
Brioche from Homemade Trade: Aimee, your brioche looks perfect and that cardamom-rose french toast looks divine!
Gluten-Free Bread from Vonnie The Happy Hippie : these loaves look great… can we get a recipe? I’d love to give them a try.
No-Knead Bread & Slow-Roasted Tomato Bruschetta from Adventures of the Kitchen Ninja: Instead of buying an oven thermometer and baking it myself, can you just send me a loaf? It looks so crusty and wonderful.
Rosemary Bread from The Wholesome Epicure: I bet the kitchen smelled pretty wonderful while this was baking…
Rye Bread from My Pantry Shelf: Reubens on homemade rye bread sound like something we need to be eating, asap. That watercress soup sounds pretty elegant, too. Basically, I need to make rye bread.
Sourdough Bread from Grow and Resist: Those pancakes sound really good. I admire your tenacity and I will be coming to your house for bread during the apocalypse.
Sourdough Bread from Oh Briggsy: This post has great information about getting a sourdough starter going. Also this post is hysterical. I tried making a starter and it very much did not work (though I do have a really wonderful sludgy mess of flour, that’s always charming) so I’m trying again with this method.
Thank you all for cooking along. As usual, it’s really inspiring to see what other people are making. I can’t wait to see what you guys do with the butter challenge!
(Stay tuned for Butter Part 2…. post coming soon… )