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Anybody here participating on the BBA Challenge?

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SallyBR

Anybody here participating on the BBA Challenge?

I am not sure this was brought up here, but there is a big "net-challenge" going on, about 200 folks all over the world are baking Reihart's Bread Baker's Apprentice book, one recipe at a time


 


even though I am not a blogger, I decided to join.


 


Anybody here doing it too?


 


you can read all about it here


http://pinchmysalt.com/

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susies1955

I joined up. I think I was the 27th one. :) I've made the first two recipes. I have a thing or two or three to learn and this will help I'm sure.


It has been so much fun already.


The membership closed on Sunday night but anyone can follow along.


Susie

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SallyBR

Hello there, Susie...


 


yeap, I've seen your posts - I also made the first two, and hopefully I will be able to pull the bagels this weekend


 


it's been so much fun so far, I hope I can keep up

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sephiepoo

I did too, and there are a number of us on this forum who have joined.  There's also a Facebook group for the BBA challenge as well :) (thanks, Phil!)

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flour-girl

with the BBA Challenge. I've done the first two loaves so far. I think it'll be an amazing learning experience.


You can follow my progress at Flour Girl.


 


Happy baking,


Heather

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sybram

Yes, I joined, too.  I'm evidently not the baking aces that you guys are yet (I still have hope).  I've done the Anadama bread twice, with my third try coming up today.  It wasn't a hard recipe, but there seemed to always be something that wasn't just right.  I think I baked (per the recipe) quite a bit too long last time and proofed too long, also.  Since I'm doing this to learn, I think I want to keep trying the same recipe, comparing my loaves for optimum outcome.


Meet you in the (cyber) kitchen,


Syb

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ivyb

Just went back to count.. #53.  Can't believe how FAST that membership grew! I am planning on make the Christo-whatever bread today (book downstairs, not ready to run up and down for correct spelling). As it is a rainy day, excellent way to heat the house.  One problem, no allspice. So I will just leave it out. Can't be that much of a taste difference.


 


Peace,


ivyb, ny

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SallyBR

don't tell anyone.. I also did not have allspice!  :-)

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audra36274

challenge. she had a previously loaded a video of Peter for us where she was at one of his speeches, maybe about a month or so ago. Oh Pamela.....!

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Sparkin1

I joined and am following along.


I love to bake bread, and have a great bread we make regularly.


I wasn't crazy about the Anadama, but took some email heat for saying so.

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SallyBR

You got some heat because you did not care for the Anadama? That's too bad.


I see no problem in people giving their honest evaluation. Actually, I thought that the Artos Celebration bread dried up too quickly. Next day it was already very dry.


I don't think you should stop giving your comments - I enjoyed the Anadama but have to say I won't be making it again. It was good, but not the kind of bread I enjoy the most.


 

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sybram

Hey, Sparkin, we've just committed to bake 'em.  Never said anything about liken' 'em.


Syb

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susies1955

I liked the taste but wasn't crazy about the crunch. I wouldn't use Polenta again but just plain old regular corn meal. :)


Susie

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misterrios

I'm also in the Challenge, thanks to a posting by Heather on this forum. Made the Greek Celebration bread on Saturday, but was developing the RAWs today and have not yet uploaded the pics.


*daniel

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ivyb


the bread FLEW!  and I quote: This is AWESOME!!!! when are you making this again?"


"oh, you have to teach me to make this"


and other similar remarks. 


Also, took it to a teacher of Greek heritage, who recognized it, said that what I took as Octopus arms is "not bad", and that the taste was "close, but good". Maybe the allspice makess that much of a difference?


So, maybe I was hard on myself in the facebook edition, (can't figure out Twitter). Next stop: BAGELS!


peace,


ivy,ny