BBA Focaccia & New Beginnings

These bread images were captured over a span of 10 minutes, the shortest-ever photo shoot in the history of this blog. It was done while the living/kitchen/office space of our previous home was cluttered with a manic array of boxes, bags and countless knick-knacks that a patient and helpful friend …

Cinnamon & Cinnamon

I’ve been wrapped in cinnamon for the past week as part of the BBA Challenge, so here’s a double-barreled post on Cinnamon buns and Cinnamon raisin walnut bread. Both breads were relatively easy to make (though not without their challenges, as described below), and surprisingly I was more fond of …

The Post-Modern Challah

Following the last two enriched (and flavorful) breads in the BBA Challenge, the sixth bread in Peter Reinhart’s book brings us to the  Jewish celebratory bread, Challah. I had seen this braided, glistening loaf many times before at the bakery close to the office where I stopped to get coffee, …