As 2011 draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished this year and set new goals for 2012. It has been a great year for the BYOB Bakers. We’ve baked our own bread together, made new friends, shared recipes and photos, and passed the bread basket around for all to enjoy.
I want to thank all of the bakers that participated in BYOB this year. We made it through a year of baking our own bread. That’s quite an accomplishment!
But let’s not stop there…let’s keep the momentum going.
Heather will be hosting the BYOB roundups in 2012. Check out the details on her blog.
Before the bread wagon departs for it’s next destination, I invite you to take a look at what the BYOB Bakers made during December.
Jacqueline of Designing My Day starts us out with a formula for a Spent Grain Loaf. The spent grains were donated to them by a local microbrewery. Pretty cool! She also did a recap of the breads the Chicago Amateur Bread Bakers, made for their “Taste and Tell”. Sounds yummy!
Tina of http://www.tinaculbertson.blogspot.com/ has joined the BYOB adventure for end of year 2011 and beyond. I love what she said about her hamburger buns, “It’s the thought that counts when gift giving, right? Am I right? Same should apply to your efforts in the kitchen. I tried. They tasted fine…...but they look like potatoes instead of sandwich or burger buns!” Well, I think it does apply to our efforts in the kitchen. Welcome aboard Tina!
Ian of mookielovesbread joins BYOB this month as well and shares his Sourdough Beer Bread with Caramelized Onions and Rolled Oats that was inspired by some loaves he got from King Arthur Flour and made using Peter Reinhart’s methods. Those are two of my favorite sources as well. Welcome to BYOB Ian!
Heather of Girlichef made a couple of delectable breads this month. She also won the Iron Chef Challenge past-Winners Competition with her submission of Cinnamon Lover’s Delight Ice Cream made with the Cinnamon Raisin Bread. What a great way to use old bread. Way to go Heather! Check it out 2011 Iron Chef Champion.
Cinnamon Lovers Delight Ice Cream (made with the Cinnamon Raisin Bread)
Jill of BakingBread-101.com was busy in the kitchen this month making Blackberry Muffins, Kahlua brownies, Gingerbread Men and other assorted goodies. She made 1500 cookies for work. Wow! That’s a lot of cookies!
Gingerbread Men just got their hearts
Now they are happy!
Hall of our brothers
Yummy bread for December
Ground Sesame Quinoa Bread
Loaves of Sandwich Bread
Peppermint Stripe Cookies
Coconut Almond Wafers
Coconut Almond Star Cookies
Margie of Tea and Scones made a lovely loaf this month. She said “I am trying to get back into bread baking. It has been way too long since the fragrance of fresh baked bread has wafted through my house.” Well, you’ve come to the right place. Can’t you just smell that aroma!
Connie of mydiscoveryofbread said she baked more than she posted this month so her contribution is in the form of a collage. Very nice indeed!
Winnie of Somthing Sweet stayed busy in her kitchen this month baking. She made an assortment of delicious breads and other baked goods. Those oreo cookies are to die for and the soft and fluffy Challahs and rolls! Definitely something special!
Gayathri of Gayathri's Cook Spot made a wonderful assortment of vegetarian delights. Everything sounds wonderful! I’m amazed at what she comes up with!
Pam of Pam’s Bread enjoyed her baking traditions this month. She made scones and clotted cream with her daughter and whole wheat banana bread for a treat. Then her husband ground the emmer grains for some delicious rolls. Sounds like a fun time was had by all.
Kathy in Derwood, Maryland made an assortment of loaves and rolls this month. Here is her list of breads:
- Sourdough Baguettes (6 baguettes)
- Rye Bread with Beer (4 loaves)
- Farmstead White Bread (4 loaves)
- Sourdough Dinner Rolls
- Refrigerator Dinner Rolls
- Marble Rye Bread
- Panetonne (3 different recipes, 12 loaves)
- Pandoro (4 loaves)
- Buttermilk biscuits, and far too many coffee cakes and muffins to count.
I focused on Sourdough this month. Here are some of the breads I made.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed hosting these roundups for the past year or so. I look forward to what 2012 will bring.
Now, it’s time for me to pass the bread basket to Heather of Girlichef. Heather, thank you for picking up the basket and continuing the tradition.