Category Archives: Bread Baking Day (BBD)

Bread Baking Day #33: Breads with Booze – Cinnamon Buns

This month’s Bread Baking Day which was founded by Zorra is hosted by Adriana of Baking Powder. She asked us to bake breads with booze. Continue reading >>

BBD #32: Italian Breads – Roundup

Wow, what a successful event this has been. I’m overwhelmed by 34 35 entries for this month’s Bread Baking Day with the theme Italian Breads. There were quite a few breads I have never heard of before, and every single entry was mouthwatering. It will take me a LONG time to make all those wonderful recipes. I want to thank everybody for baking with me for this month’s BBD. Adriana of Baking Powders is going to be the host of next month’s Bread Baking Day – make sure to check out her blog on August 6 to see which theme she chose! So, now let’s have a look at all the wonderful Italian breads. Continue reading >>

The Modern Baker Challenge: Breads – Cornetti (Olive-Oil Rolls from Bologna)

This is my official bread in the Modern Baker Challenge – Cornetti. What a funny coincidence that I am hosting Bread Baking Day #32 this month, the theme of which is “Italian Breads”. I was a little disappointed with the outcome and thought of making them again, but we are leaving for vacation soon and I don’t know if I have enough time to bake them again before August 1. If so, I’ll update this post with hopefully better results and better pictures. Continue reading >>

Announcing Bread Baking Day #32 – Italian Breads

Bread Baking Day (BBD) #32 is hosted right here at Family & Food for the month of July.

It’s summertime, vacation time and Germans LOVE to travel. As everyone may know (or maybe not), the Germans’ favorite holiday destination is Italy. Or is it Spain? Or France? I really have no idea, but I’m pretty sure Italy is among the top 5. So I thought it would be a cool idea to have everybody bake Italian bread. OK, so here you go: this month’s Bread Baking Day theme is: Italian Breads.

Bread Baking Day was created by Zorra of 1x umrühren bitte.  Read more about Bread Baking Day and access the previous roundups on her blog. Bread Baking Day #31 also was hosted by Zorra for the BBD’s 3rd anniversary. Check out all of the beautiful breads with nuts in the BBD #32 roundup. Thanks, Zorra, for hosting a great event last month!

Italians have developed a wide range of breads over the centuries – I’ve read there were over 350 bread types. So it should be quite easy for you to find something that tickles your fancy. Just to name a few – there is: Ciabatta, Casatiello, Pugliese, Pizza, Focaccia, Crostata, Grissini, Piadina, Pane, Panini, Pandoro, or Panettone. And to make it even easier for you – you can even choose a bread that is not typically Italian but uses typical Italian ingredients, like certain cheeses (e.g. Mozzarella, Ricotta, Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino Romano, Provolone, Asiago, Mascarpone, …) or herbs (e.g. basil, oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme, …). The possibilities are endless!

If you’re interested in one of the breads pictured above, click on the image and you’ll be directed to my list of BBA Challenge breads which contains all of the breads above.

How to participate in BBD #32?

  • Bake an Italian bread from today until August 1.
  • Post about it on your blog with a link back to this post.
  • Your post can be written in English or German. Or you provide me with a  short description if it’s written in some other language. I do have basic knowledge of Spanish, French, Russian, and Italian (Latin, actually), but I can’t guarantee I’d understand everything.
  • Please don’t submit more than 2 entries per blog.
  • Once you are done with the post, send me an email at klecks2006(at)yahoo(dot)de with the following details:
  1. Subject line should read BBD #32
  2. Your name
  3. Your location
  4. The name of the bread and the post URL
  5. The name of your blog and the URL
  6. A picture of the bread 200px wide

The deadline is August 1. Feel free to promote this on your blog. Use the logo if you wish to and let the entries come in as soon as possible. Happy Baking!

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Bread Baking Buddies June 2010: Korni & BBD #31: Breads with Nuts

I’m submitting this bread to 2 events:

  1. the Bread Baking Buddies: Lien was the kitchen of the month and came up with this recipe.
  2. Bread Baking Day #31, the theme of which is “Breads with Nuts”, hosted by BBD founder Zorra herself.

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BBD #30: Twisted Breads – Chocolate Cinnamon Babka

This month’s topic of the Bread Baking Day which was initiated by Zorra from 1x umrühren bitte is “Twisted Breads”, hosted by Natashya from Living in the Kitchen with Puppies. When I read the theme I immediately knew I was going to submit Chocolate Cinnamon Babka. I’ve had 2 chocolate babka recipes on my to-do list for a long time, and now was the time to finally make it! Continue reading >>

BBD #29: Bread in Pots – Onion & Herb Bread

Cathy of BreadExperience is the host of this month’s Bread Baking Day (BBD). She chose to have us bake “Breads in Pots” to celebrate spring. Continue reading >>

BBD #28: Buns – Pugliese Pizza Buns

This actually is the recipe I wanted to make for BBD #28 the theme of which is Buns, but I wasn’t sure I would get around to it, so I submitted Hot Cross Buns which I was baking for the Mellow Bakers anyway. Anyway, now I did get around to making them, so here’s my second submission to BBD #28: Pugliese Pizza Buns. Continue reading >>

Mellow Bakers March 2010 & BBD #28: Hot Cross Buns

I just finished the BBA Challenge and instantly joined a new baking group founded by Paul: the Mellow Bakers. It’s all about baking at a relaxed pace. Currently, we are baking from the book “Bread” by Jeffrey Hamelman, and with Easter being around the corner, the first bread we decided to bake in this group are Hot Cross Buns. You’ll find the recipe on page 266 or an adapted online version here. I’ll also submit this to Bread Baking Day #28 the theme of which is – how surprising – BUNS! Continue reading

BBD 27 – Pan Latino: Pan de Yuca/ Pan de Queso & Culinary Tour 2010 – South of the Border: (6) Colombia

This month’s theme of the Bread Baking Day which was initiated by Zorra from 1x umrühren bitte is Latin Breads/ Pan Latino, hosted by Gretchen Noelle from Canela and Comino.

Due to a comment by Cinzia on Gretchen Noelle’s site, I stumbled upon another really interesting challenge which is called “Culinary Tour 2010 – South of the Border”. Starting January 11 and for 9 weeks thereafter, 10 cuisines of the Southern neighbors of the US will be featured, beginning in Mexico and moving from there to El Salvador, Nicaragua, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba and Puerto Rico. You have to prepare a dish that is either traditional or that is using the flavors typical of the destination, or follow the recipe of a published chef specializing in that cuisine. Unfortunately, I have missed half of the journey already, but I will hop on the train now and meet everybody in Colombia. Continue reading >>

BBD #26: Baking Bread for a Birthday Party – Cranberry Walnut Celebration Bread

This month’s topic of the Bread Baking Day which was initiated by Zorra from 1x umrühren bitte is “Baking Bread for a Birthday Party”, hosted by Jamie from Life’s a Feast. As fate would have it, we were invited to a birthday party last weekend, and as a present I wanted to bring some homemade bread and jam. The birthday person likes to bake bread himself, so I thought he’d appreciate receiving homemade bread. Continue reading >>

BBD #25: Baking under the Tree – Stollen

I haven’t participated in the Bread Baking Day – initiated by Zorra from 1x umrühren bitte – for quite a while due to some time constraints, but this month’s topic “Baking under the tree” – hosted by Cinzia from Cindystar - caught my eye and I thought I HAD to participate this time. Continue reading >>

BBA Challenge#3 and BBD#23: Bagels


Next bread on the BBA challenge lineup – bagels. I was really looking forward to making these because I LOVE bagels. There are places in Germany where you can buy bagels (even good ones), but I hardly ever get to go there. So I have to live without them or make my own. I’ve never made bagels before, so I decided that they were the perfect challenge for this month’s Bread Baking Day hosted by imafoodblog who chose the topic “Something you’ve never made before”.

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BBD #22: Sweat Breads – Raisin Bread

Raisin Bread

Bread Baking Day (BBD) is a monthly event featuring bread. This month’s theme is Sweat Breads and is hosted by Stefanie from Hefe und mehr.

I’ve been owning a bread machine for almost 5 years now, and with the machine there came a booklet with a couple of recipes. I tried quite a few recipes, but there are 3 recipes I make over and over again because they are so yummy. One of them is raisin bread which perfectly fits this month’s BBD. Continue reading >>