Friday, February 5, 2010
WHAT A PARTY – BREAD BAKING DAY #26 round up
And what a party it was! When Zorra of 1x umrühren bitte aka kochtopf asked me if I would host January’s Bread Baking Day I just jumped at the chance! I have been baking bread every month for Bread Baking Day since I first discovered this monthly event almost a year ago. Thanks to Zorra and BBD, I have grown not only to be comfortable working with yeast and home baking bread but loving it as well. I have pushed myself beyond my safety zone and created a bounty of breads of all sorts. So how in the world could I turn down this chance?
As anyone and everyone who comes to my blog, chats with me on Twitter or follows me on Facebook knows, January was my birthday month so, needless to say, I had a theme for BBD #26 ready made! So I sent out my Birthday Party invitation asking everyone who would like to attend to bring a loaf of bread. Or bread sticks, or scones or muffins or whatever they thought would be appropriate for a Birthday Party.
Little did I expect such an amazing turnout! Partygoer after partygoer showed up, each one bearing bread after stunning bread, savory and sweet, round, braided, pinwheeled and in (and on) sticks, studded with fruit, both fresh and dried, crunchy with nuts or tangy with onions and delicately spiced. Breads from India and Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Israel, the UK, the Netherlands and the good ole US of A. This party was what I call a rousing success: 36 Bread Baking Partiers alongside me! And a cornucopia of breads.
So I won’t dilly dally around and make you wait: like the party girl standing in front of a table piled high with prettily wrapped gifts, I’ll get right to it. I want to thank each and every one of you for making this BBD Birthday Party a great success and a wonderful time! I feel truly spoiled!
As you may remember, I started the ball rolling with my Focaccia Farcita (Stuffed Focaccia)
And my friends added these luscious, tasty breads to the Party Buffet Table:
Natashya of Living in the Kitchen With Puppies
Karen aka Baking Soda of Bake My Day
Aoife aka Spudness of The Daily Spud
Finla aka Happy Cook of My Kitchen Treasures
Astrid of Paulchen's Foodblog
Natalia of Gatti Fili e Farina
Palmira of Come Conmigo el blog de Palmira
Lien of Notitie Van Lien
Nicole of Bread, Butter and Buns
Leah of Leah’s Leavened Bread
Tel Aviv, Israel
Robert of La Mia Cucina
Zaira of La Cocina de Zaira
Sarah of Foodbridge
Alisa of Jane of Many Trades
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Zorra of 1 x umrühren bitte aka kochtopf
Meeta of What’s For Lunch Honey?
Tartascher of Mil Postres
Susan of Wild Yeast
Idania of El Aroma de IDania
Foodlovers of It’s All About Foodlovers
Michelle of Big Black Dog
Northern Illinois, USA
Asha of Fork-Spoon-Knife
New York and India
Sarah of What Smells So Good?
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Stefanie of Hefe und Mehr
Andrea aka AP269 of Family & Food
Deeba of Passionate About Baking
Cathy of Bread Experience
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Hilda of Saffron & Blueberry
Elra of Elra’s Baking
Miriam aka Chaosqueen of Chaosqueen’s Kitchen
Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen
Elle of Feeding My Enthusiasms
Northern California, USA
Jayasri of Samayalarai – Cooking is Divine
Nina of Confessions of a Bake-a-holic!
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Marta of Cocina Poética
Barbara of Barbara Bakes
Sweatha of Tasty Curry Leaf
Alessio of Recipe Taster
Pamela of The Cooking Ninja
Cinzia of Cindystar
Lake Garda, Italy
Sunita of Sunita’s World
WOW! Pretty amazing, right? And a pretty great split between Savory and Sweet! What creativity! What generosity! Thank you one and all!