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cpanza

BBA Challenge 2011

Hi All,


I've been at baking seriously now for about a year. Up until now, I've mostly stayed within Carol Field's book (The Italian Baker) and only just recently got a copy of Reinhart's Bread Baker's Apprentice. I realize that since the book was printed a few "BBA Challenges" have been run, where bakers come together online to try to work through each of the recipes in the book.


I was wondering if anyone knew of a BBA Challenge that I might get hooked up with that would start in 2011. If there aren't any, I'd be interested to know if anyone might be interested in joining one.


Thanks in advance!


Chris (my blog, where I talk about my own baking (among other things), is here: www.akuindeed.com)

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gaaarp

Chris,


The BBA Challenge started by Nicole at Pinch My Salt has morphed into an ongoing project, with people joining and baking at their own pace. I finished about 6 months ago. Some people just started a few weeks ago.


There is also a Facebook group for the Challenge.


Good luck! Keep us posted.


Phyl

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cpanza

Hi Phyl -


I've checked out Pinch My Salt (nice site!) and I've joined up with your group at Facebook. I think that while I will definitely share my challenges in both places, I'm also going to center at my own blog, so if anyone would like to join me there to do a 2011 BBA Challenge, I'm up for the company (you can send me an email at cpanza@drury.edu).


Happy Baking, everyone!


Chris


www.akuindeed.com

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cpanza

Hey All,


I've started a section in my blog, which is here: http://www.akuindeed.com dedicated to the BBA Challenge 2011 I'd like to start up. Simply click on the "BBA Challenge 2011" page on the right top once you are there. 


If you'd like to join up, I'd be happy to oblige you! I'll be getting started this weekend with recipe one (the instructions on how to get started are on that page).


Happy Baking


Chris

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cpanza

Calling all bakers!


http://akuindeed.com/?p=3149

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cpanza

Week One, Anadama Bread, up and posted! Here's a money shot of how it turned out:


Check out our posts here: http://akuindeed.com/?p=3178


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cpanza

Week Two: Greek Celebration Bread, up and posted! Here's a money shot of how it turned out:


Check out our posts here: http://akuindeed.com/?p=3236

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cpanza

Still calling all bakers! We've got 10 participating in our BBA 2011 challenge - the more the merrier!


http://akuindeed.com/?p=3149

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cpanza

Here's week 3 - Bagels, post (and links to other participants) found here:


http://akuindeed.com/?p=3282


A pic: