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October 16 is World Bread Day

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SallyBR

October 16 is World Bread Day

Anyone baking something special to celebrate?   I made David's Pain de Campagne and will be blogging about it very soon.... giving of course proper credit!   I include here a picture of it, it turned out sooooo good!

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SallyBR

This is the link to my blog entry, for those interested


http://bewitchingkitchen.wordpress.com/2009/10/16/october-16th-is-world-bread-day/


 

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tomsbread

If I recall correctly, World Bread Day on Oct 16 is also Floyd's birthday. How appropriate. Happy Birthday Floyd.


 


Tomsbread

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SallyBR

Indeed, quite appropriate!

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PaddyL

And Happy Bread Day everyone.  I won't be baking bread; we're still painting the kitchen and can't get near the stove.

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Erzsebet Gilbert

Happy Birthday Floyd!

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SylviaH

Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday, Floyd!


 

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Floydm

Thank you Sylvia, Erzsebet, Paddy, and Sally.

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flourgirl51

Happy Birthday Floyd! Thank you for having this site for all of us to get together on also. I hope you have a wonderful day!

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Marni

I've seen the fun cakes your wife makes for the kids- did you request one too?  Hope your day is happy!


Marni

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dstroy

hee! Actually, I've got a Guiness chocolate cake from the recipe that qahtan posted here in the oven right now :) Hopefully I'll have good results to post here this weekend!

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LindyD

Have a wonderful birthday, Floyd.  Eat, drink, and be merry!


Thanks, too, for hosting this site and for all the work you put into it.


 

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MommaT

Hi,


Wish my camera battery was not flat - I baked up a storm today!  And I had no clue until this moment that it was world bread day...ha!


My son's school is having a big Fair tomorrow and my contribution was 6 loaves of homemade bread.  Today I made 2 loaves each of 40% Rye (no caraway) and Pain au Levain with whole wheat from JH's "Bread".  And 2 loaves of Potato Bread from the Greens Cookbook.  And, can you believe it, it was the first day ever where ALL my breads turned out satisfactorily.  Slashes and shaping all acceptable, with no giant blowouts or bulges in sight.  :-)


Since presentation is your first impression, I printed cards with name and ingredients of each loaf, mounted these on beautiful baby blue paper.  I wrapped the loaves in cellophane then attached the cards with a beautiful ribbon.   


I can only hope the loaves taste half as good as they looked.


I enjoyed the smell in the house so much I composed a few haiku to commemorate.  Perhaps this can be my contribution to World Bread Day:


 


Haiku #1


Warm, golden goodness. 
Crackling hot; treasure within.
My lips wait in vain.





Haiku #2, since we saw our first snowflakes today in the Boston area:

Warm, tantalizing.
Overcome by waves of grain.
Moist snow gently falls.








 

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jannrn

Happy world Bread Day Everyone...and Floyd...a SPECIAL Happy birthday to you and a HUGE THANK YOU for this site and all your hard work!!!! You have made a HUGE difference in my life because of this forum!! THANK YOU!!

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RobynNZ

My thanks too for a great site. 


It's already the 17th here, but yesterday on our 16th I too without knowing it was 'bread day' (Does anyone know who declared it so?) had a wonderful time baking breads with a variety of grains I had purchased last week when I was over in the city. Is baking just the time in the oven, or are all those hours spent over several days on starter refreshment/build-up, soaker, fermentation and proofing baking too? Whatever, the results were delicious bread, made all the better for the guidance I have found here.

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SallyBR

World Food Day is October 16th:


 


http://www.fao.org/wfd2007/index-wfd2007/en/


 


This woman from Germany decided to start World Bread Day as part of it, I think she started it four years ago


 


 

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RobynNZ

Thank you.


I see this year's image does in fact highlight bread.  


http://www.fao.org/getinvolved/worldfoodday/en/


The FAO message however is rather sobering.


 


 

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Floydm

Thank you, all, and a happy World Bread Day to you!

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Mini Oven

These guys are my birthday buns for you:  They were all wishing Floyd a Happy Birthday before they went into the oven.  Then they toasted the day!   "oink oink oink" "oink oink" "oink"



Mini    (for some strange reason, I keep humming Pooh songs...)

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SallyBR

Oh, my.... they are adorable!!!!!   How did you come up with this?   Amazing!

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Mini Oven

I was making the Eric Kayser hybrid baguettes and my dough got the best of me.  I might have had 8 mini baguettes but for every 4 rolls, one got turned into "parts" for little piggies.  Over-working the dough was not such a good idea, next time these piggies get streamlined.


Mini

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SallyBR

I can only wish my mistaked ended up so well!


Imagine... you could add some bacon pieces to the dough, and get a full new meaning to little piggies!  :-)

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dstroy

oh those are cute!

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dmsnyder

David


P.S. Sally, your bread look fabulous!

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SallyBR

David, I still could not master the "batard" - I was afraid of messing it up, so I stopped short of doing that final "rolling"


 


but, at least this time I feel that the pre-shaping and shaping of the loaf worked much better.   I am almost at the point of trying baguettes again


 


I loved this recipe - yesterday we cut some more of the bread, and the organization of the holes was so beautiful at the center of the loaf: like a little pyramid, going up....   My husband always makes fun of me, as I go into my "crumb inspection mode"    :-)


 


 

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salma

Happy Birthday Floyd and thanks a million for my addiction to bread baking.  Hubby is watching baseball and wondering how much time I can spend on these blogs!!!


Salma


 

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Paddyscake

Wishing you all the best, thanking you for all you've done..Betty