Photos from Dec 4th "Taste-and-Tell" with Chicago Amateur Bread Bakers
Since July we've been rather remiss about posting recaps of Chicago Amateur Bread Bakers  events. In meantime, our membership has grown, and our bakers have grown in skill.
Our focus topic for the December 4th "Taste-and-Tell" was "A Bread You've Never Baked Before" -- a topic suggested by one of our bakers. Eleven bakers attended, and all of them took up the challenge.
I'm trying to go heavy on the photos this time, a departure from my typically verbose recaps. Despite the poor quality of the below photos (taken with husband's phone), the "breads never baked before" were impressive. There were first attempts at . . .
In another example of beautiful scoring, baker M.P. creatively combined two bread formulas to create "multi-grain transitional hearth bread" (2 photos, above). Everyone remarked about the crust, in particular, which was full of flavor.
I'm having some trouble formatting the HTML of this post, so I will stop here. For more photos, please visit the original post at http://bit.ly/Dec2011Recap 
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