Monday, 4 July 2011

Bake Your Own Bread (BYOB) July 2011 Roundup

I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer so far.  I’ve been taking a break from baking for a few days to enjoy the Fourth of July Holiday weekend with my family. I figured you wouldn’t mind because I have a lovely roundup of breads from the BYOB Bakers to share with you. Please enjoy the July BYOB roundup of breads and other baked goods.




Marion in the United Kingdom had fun putting different ingredients into the breads she made this month - seeds and herbs, yoghurt, porridge oats, roasted butternut squash.  She looks forward to the early morning sessions and the rhythm of the kneading.




Wholemeal with pumpkin and caraway seeds







Sultana and caraway seed scones







Oat and wholemeal with butternut squash and yoghurt







An early attempt at sourdough white






Heather of GirliChef made an assortment of delicious breads this month.  Those cheddar-stuffed crusty sourdough loaves look scrumptious.




Cheddar-Stuffed Crusty Sourdough Loaves






Spiced Apple Crumb Muffins (vegan)







Sourdough Sandwich Loaf







English Muffins





Jacqueline of Designing My Day has been busy organizing events for the Chicago Amateur Bread Bakers.  She provides details of their latest event and the upcoming event if anyone lives in the area and is interested in participating.



Recap of their latest event

Flyer for their next event, the "Homemade Bread Showcase:" The event is free, open to the public, and all-ages.





Frieda of Frieda Loves Bread turned her French Bread recipe into hot dog/deli buns. She said they were yummy with the bratwurst that they cooked up.




 French Bread Deli Buns






Winnie of Something Sweet - Winnie's blog decided to join us this month.  Her specialty is challah breads; however, she does a mighty fine job with other baked goods. Take a look at the beautiful breads and other baked goods she features on her blog.  It’s in Hebrew so be sure to use the translator in the left column.

Enriched Challah - A



Enriched Challah - made of mixed flours & grains





Soft Challah with whole and rye wheat - D




Soft Challah with whole and rye wheat




Brioche - E





Middle-class Brioche





Rich egg-Challah - F




Rich egg-Challah





Sweet potatos, onions and cheese pie - K 



Sweet potatoes, onions and cheese pie





2-Layer Chocolate cake & whipping cream- L




2-Layer Chocolate cake & whipping cream





Halva-Caramel Nut bars - M 



Halva-Caramel Nut bars





Colored layer cake - N 



Colored layer cake






CookieMashe - P 


CookieNashe (Giant cookies filled with chocolate ganashe)






Cheese and Poppy sticks - Q 



Cheese and Poppy sticks






Cherry-dotted CheeseCake - R 



Cheery-dotted CheeseCake






White chocolate and dried strawberry cookies - S 



White chocolate & dried strawberry cookies





No pastry pear and almond tart - T 



No-pastry Pear & Almond tart





Peanut Butter Chocolate Chips Coffee Cake - V 



Peanut Butter Chocolate Chips Coffee Cake







Priya of calls herself a reluctant bread baker. She is slowly enjoying the many joys of a freshly minted home loaf.  We’re so glad she decided to break out of the mold and try bread baking.




Olives & Rosemary Focaccia








Eggless Golden Cake with creamy chocolate icing 





Connie of mydiscoveryofbread made a beautiful assortment of breads last month and created a collage to showcase them.  She also had fun hosting Bread Baking Day 41. The links to her posts are below the collage.

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Kathy in Derwood, Maryland was busy with baseball and canning but she still found time to do some baking.

  • Ethereal Air Bread - 8 loaves
  • Rye Bread - 2 loaves
  • Best Ever Oatmeal Bread - 1 loaf
  • Grill Bread
  • Blueberry Muffins



Jill of was busy experimenting this month.  She describes the process below:




There's a bit of bubbly going (making a biga)







and then there's the sourdough bread.







There's a pic of the whole pie, which is a cranberry apple








and a picture of a slice of it.  The apples were picked off the neighbor's tree and we don't know what kind they are. The apples are crisp but tart -- almost Granny Smith, but not quite.




I forgot to take a picture of the banana bread and the challah.




Champa of Versatile Kitchen has some very yummy “bakes” this month as she calls them.




Baby Shower Cake







Chocolate Strawberry Muffins







Peanutbutter bars with toffee bits







Eggless Coconut bundt cake







Cream Cheese Brioche







Easiest Vanilla Cake







Weight Watcher's Cheese filled muffins







Strawberry Summer Cake






Pam of  Pam’s Bread makes delicious and wholesome breads.  Take a look at her creations from June.




Blueberry-Nut Muffins with Spelt & Whole Wheat Flours








100% Spelt Blueberry-Nut Muffins









Oatmeal Raisin Quick Bread










Waffles with Whole Wheat & Soy Flours









Lemon-Cinnamon Buns with Whole Grains







In between work and then more work (we all know what that is like), Di of diskitchennotebook found time to make a thing or two.  Looks good to me.




Pain Rustique







Chocolate Biscotti







Ice Cream Sandwiches






Cindy in Cedar Park, Texas baked some of her family’s favorite breads this month. She said the freezer was getting pretty empty.

  • Foccacia bread
  • Plain bagels
  • Sweet Hawaiian bread
  • Pizza dough
  • Kummelweck rolls
  • Amish coffeecake
  • Garlic Naan
  • Oatmeal Raisin Scones








image Sourdough - finally decided to try to make a traditional sourdough. I found a starter recipe that uses whole wheat flour and pineapple juice. After 10 days of stirring, adding more flour and juice, then flour and water, I made the dough and letting it rise for an hour and a half.  I covered the bowl of risen dough with plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator overnight. The next day I took it out, divided it and shaped it into 2 loaves and let it rise for another hour, then baked it. The crust was nice and crunchy, and the crumb was fairly open but it tasted a little bit too sour. Next time we'll just skip the overnight rise and it will be perfect.



Margie of Tea and Scones made some classic homemade breads this month. She was so excited to be able to submit some breads this month.  We excited too!



 Outback Bushman Bread






BBA Sourdough Bread







Classic White Bread






Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen sent these Khara buns for the round up.  Yum!




Khara buns/ Savory spiced buns





Soep kipje’s July BYOB photo collage of the breads she made in June.  Beautiful as always.

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Calamity Jane of Apron Stringz has been baking bread for 20 years and to celebrate she created a two-part series on baking whole-wheat bread.  She was kind enough to share it with us.




Part 1: Ingredients

Part 2: Techniques





Here are the breads I made this month.




Vollkornbrot with Flaxseeds







Sprouted Kamut Bread







Pain Rustique with Red pepper Spread







No Knead Seven-Grain Bread with Spelt




Thanks for another great roundup.  BYOB will continue through the summer for any bakers that are interested. 


As Jill put it, “Stay cool in those warm kitchens!”





What is BYOB?

BYOB is a yearlong adventure in baking bread.  The goal is to bake as much of your own bread and other baked goods as possible in 2011.

  • For more details on BYOB, click here.
  • To view the list of homebakers participating in this adventure, click here

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