by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez / Wednesday, August 1, 2012
BYOB - #BakeYourOwnBread (August '12)
We also started an optional feature last month called the BYOB - Featured Bread Blog. Basically, we're picking one blog each month - and we're using it for inspiration. Perhaps we find a certain recipe we want to make...or a particularly helpful tutorial...anything that inspires us. And then we'll blog about it and share it with BYOB that month. Our first featured blog was Bread Experience. Along with one of my co-hosts, Connie, and myself, two other bloggers joined us in exploring and baking up something that was inspired by Cathy's site. Here is what Bread Experience inspired us to bake in July...
Light Wheat Bread (inspired by this post).
2. Karen from Karen's Kitchen Stories baked a big, beautiful loaf of Polaine-style Miche (inspired by this post).
3. Connie from My Discovery of Bread baked a lovely loaf of Sourdough Seed Bread (inspired by this post).
4. I took advantage of my bread machine in the hot weather and baked up a loaf of Light Rye Beer Bread (inspired by this post).
Thanks so much for inspiring us this month (and beyond), Cathy!
And now, I look forward to everybody joining us and helping us to fill up our August bread basket.
1.) Blog about bread. It can be a post about baking bread in any form (yeast, wild yeast, quick breads, flat breads, sweet, savory, loaves, rolls, breadsticks, tortillas, scones, biscuits, crackers, etc.). It could also be a recipe that uses bread in it or as a base (pizza, bread pudding, sandwiches, etc.). Or it could be an informative post, a tutorial or how-to post (such as how to make sourdough, bread baking essentials, favorite products for baking bread, etc.). It could be a review of a book or cookbook having to do with bread. It could be a photo-only post (bread festival, bakery tour, etc.). Anything that inspires us to bake bread at home.
2.) Include a link back to this post or any of the monthly link-up posts (link in my sidebar or at the bottom) OR link to one of the other hosts. As long as there is a link that leads people back to BYOB. You can use a text link or the BYOB button.
3.) Add a link to your post in the current month's BYOB linky/roundup post on any of the hosting blogs. If you are participating in the optional BYOB - Featured Bread Blog, please let us know by dropping me a note in the comments or somehow marking your post.
4.) Please link only posts from the current month.
Each month we will feature one blog. This blog doesn't have to be all about bread, but it will contain enough bread recipes to offer diversity and inspiration for those at different stages in their home bread baking journeys!
So, it you'd like to bake along, our featured blog for August will be Hefe und mehr. If you decide to join in and bake something inspired or adapted from this site, please be sure to take your own photos and re-write the recipe in your own words, as well as linking back to the original post with a credit. If you think of it, leave a comment while you're there...let them know they inspired you.
Don't forget to leave a comment letting me know that you participated this month, so that I can add you to the round-up for next month!
As always, feel free to tweet any BYOB posts using the hashtag #BakeYourOwnBread. I will be tweeting entries using that hashtag. I've also started a BYOB Pinterest Board to share the love! Always feel free to leave a link to your Pinterest page and/or your Twitter handle in the comment section of any monthly link-up. Also, if you have a suggestion for an upcoming featured bread blog, let me know!
Michiana-based food, drink, and travel writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, single malt Scotch, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.