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We 3 gmas plus 1 daughter went Artisan

gmagmabaking2's picture

We 3 gmas plus 1 daughter went Artisan

Lead in is pan d'epi made by Helen's daughter Hillory... she is joining our sisters baking day!!! What fun... we can change our day to "family fun baking day"!!! She is having fun learning to bake breads... she is using the big boule and 5 minutes a day methods plus others, fun times!  We tossed out the "Artisan" bread gauntlet, with the challenge to make any "free form" bread you would like. Here is the rest of the story.

Next is Helen's beautiful loaf of Rustic Harvest bread with cranberries, raisins, and walnuts... great looking and so healthy! Yummy...I may have to get in the car, before it is gone!

 Awesomeness with any topping!

My bread was in an Idiot's guide to Artisan bread... (duh) Rootbeer Molasses Bread

This bread tastes JUST LIKE Boston brown bread... if it had raisins (which it will next time I make it... it would be spot on! 

The best dark bread I have even made, or eaten.

Barb went all out in a flat fashion. Pizza, double meat, triple cheese. Fougassa, cranberry filling. Foccacia, olives, Sun dried tomatoes. Italian seasoning, pecorino cheese.

  This was definitely a fun baking day and the ideas and pictures flew back and forth... Next week it is Helen's *or Hillory's turn to decide what is happening in our kitchens across America... by the way, Hillory lives in TX also... we are ready for more family members to join in.

Happy Baking,

Diane, Helen and Hillory and Barbra

3gmas +1D 

dabrownman's picture

seen one of your posts and now there are 4 of you!  Nice to see the youngsters get into bread baking.  i don't think that Lucy has ever used root beer in a bread but it sure sounds and looks tasty!  All the breads and pizza look awesome.

Happy Baking to the 3GMA's plus 1.

gmagmabaking2's picture

This dough had amazing bubble action while I was mixing it... hope no copyright laws are being broken if I share that it was from An Idiot's Guide to Artisan bread...

Really, really, really good... next time I will add raisins!


fotomat1's picture

awesome...thanks for sharing!! Raisins sound great!

gmabaking's picture

to Hillory. Great looking epi, you did really well. Busy lives have turned the three gma's into lurkers for a while but hopefully now we will be back in full force plus 1. We still have kept baking and kept track of the activities of other Loafians. We have enjoyed seeing some awesome breads this winter. Good to be back and thanks you for the nice comments.


Isand66's picture

Great looking bakes ladies.  So nice to see you have gotten your daughter hooked.

Happy Baking.