Tuesday, September 1, 2009

BYOB Roundup ~ September 1, 2009

Margaret of Tea and Scones baked up some lovely Cheddar Bread and some picture-perfect Hamburger Buns ~ just in time for your Labor Day cookouts! And for those of you with over-achieving tomato plants, she has just the ticket: Garden Tomato Bread (now doesn't that just sound great?).

Shirley of Plum Bush Cottage must have been reading my mind. All week long I've been thinking of baking some Broa, a Portuguese cornmeal bread, and she brings hers to the BYOB party! Now I'm craving it more than ever . . . and so will you if you visit her site!

Trisha of The Zest proves that BYOB really is best ~ go check out her Homemade Bagels. True bathing beauties!

Beth of Kitchen Courage continues to delight with thoughtful text and mouth-watering munches: Comforting Pumpkin-Peach Whole Wheat Muffins. I've said it before and I'll say it again: go for the food, stay for the story.

Sophie of Sophie's Foodiefiles brings us a healthy breakfast treat that sounds absolutely delicious: Wholemeal Spelt, Banana, and Coconut Breakfast Muffins. Go and check out these moist tasties ~ who needs a Pop-Tart when you can have this champion for breakfast?

Judy of No Fear Entertaining has outdone herself this time with this gorgeous Cranberry Walnut Celebration Bread. I, for one, am so grateful that Judy decided to add the BBA challenge to her plate so that we can add all these amazing breads to ours (literally or figuratively). Swoon.

Kira of Blogs from a Homesick Aussie tackles Zucchini Bread to present us with a healthier version! Since we're at the height of zucchini season, I'm sure those of us with monster zucchini plants taking over our gardens will be most grateful. And that's not all! Got some leftover bread dough lying around? Check out what Kira does with it . . . you'll probably want to make extra next time.

Frieda of Lovin' from the Oven shares her absolute favorite Multigrain Bread ~ and I, for one, can see why she loves this loaf! It looks soft and chewy and packed with nutty grains of goodness. Suddenly I'm hungry for a sandwich!

Jennifer of The Lollipop Kids tries a twist on making Pizza ~ she beats the kitchen heat by grilling this version! I'm so glad to see that hers looks so great . . . putting pizza on the grill is something I've always wanted to try, and now I'm suitably inspired. Go, see, and you will be too!

Di of Di's Kitchen Notebook has obviously been busy perfecting her bread-baking skills. This lady braids Challah like a pro ~ no mean feat! Plus, her Ciabatta is bakery-perfect. Bonus: Di lets us know what she did to improvise a couche ~ a great tip that'll save you a few bucks.

As for me . . .
August was a busy baking month, and I tackled some old favorites (white, wheat, honey oatmeal loaves, hundreds of demi-baguettes, cherry walnut granola bars) and some new challenges (genoise, brown butter pate sucre tarts, blueberry lattice-top pie). I hope you've had the chance to bake something delicious for yourself and your loved ones, or at least to eat some delicious baked goods!

I'll be sad to see the summer go, but cooler temperatures bring fall fruits . . . and oven inspiration.

Bake on!




Di said...

Mmm, all sort of great things to check out. I'm definitely looking forward to fall baking, if it ever really cools off around here!

Sophie said...

What a beautiful roundup this is!!


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