Kathy of Cooking on the Side and Panini Happy starts off the new year with a bang: Honey Oatmeal Bread. This looks so yummy and comforting ~ perfect for a PB and J or whatever your pleasure!
Bee and Jai of Jugalbandi serve up something I've never seen before: Ragi-Sweet Potato Sourdough Bread. Ragi, as they mention, is related to teff. They've made some pretty-as-a-picture knotted rolls with it, and they're vegan to boot!
Beth of Kitchen Courage has some yum-riffic Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies for us, as well as some lovely loaves of bread. And she's also got a new blog banner ~ very cool!
Apu of Annarasa treats us to something really unique, a Lime-Glazed Pepper and Lime Cake. If you've never experienced what black pepper can do for a dessert, now is your chance to be wowed. Don't miss this one!
Leslie of Recipes by Leslie has a special cake to share with us: Pumpkin Pecan Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting. Do yourself a favor and eat something before you visit this one ~ you don't want to click on an empty stomach!
Zhulaiha of Ovenhaven tempts us with Buttermilk Cinnamon Rolls (which hit the table in less than an hour!) and Strawberry Wholemeal (that's whole wheat, for us Yanks) Muffins. That's right, folks, vice and virtue, vice and virtue ~ it's all about the balance. (I recommend one in each hand.)
Margaret of Tea and Scones also brings a double header . . . French and Italian breads (BBA) ~ and they're both gorgeous! If you've been wanting to attempt either of these but haven't gotten up the gumption, go check out her post for inspiration! And then she whipped up some Beer Bread, Flat Bread, and . . . a Dutch Baby!
Ooh, la la! Di of Di's Kitchen Notebook also does the French bread thing and hers is an absolute beauty. You won't see nicer loaves in a bakery, folks! But she didn't stop there. She went on to make Crusty Cheese Bread. Oh, you know you want to see it ~ and her sourdough starters, too!
Speaking of bakeries . . . Cathy of The Bread Experience has been a very busy baker. If you're not the jealous type, go check out the wonderful stuff that's been pouring out of her oven: Hearty Whole Wheat Sandwich Loaf, Classic Sourdough, Whole Wheat Wreath Bread, New York Deli Rye, and Pepperoni Pizza Rolls.
And believe it or not, more black pepper for dessert! This time, Chrystal of The Duo Dishes adds a spicy spark to Molasses Pepper Cookies. Intriguing!
Jennifer of The Lollipop Kids was also keeping her oven busy this go-round. She's showing us her Crackers, a Boule, and a super-Looking Epi, all made from the Healthy Bin5 master dough. What a great demonstration of this dough's flexibility ~ it's hard to believe the three items came from the same base dough, they look so different (and all delicious)!
And a late-breaking addition: just in time for your Valentine's Day celebration, Frieda of Lovin' from the Oven shows us how to make Puffy Heart Dinner Rolls. Adorable! (And not just for V-day!)
And as for me . . . I made naan, and English muffins, and ciabatta, and caraway rye and this and that and some more of this. But time does fly, and I've been a little lax in writing up my oven-love exploits. I'm excited about the new year, and new recipes, and new members of our ever-expanding BYOB group! I hope that you've got plenty to be excited about too. We've got some perfect baking weather, here in New York ~ it barely broke double digits today, despite the sun. A busy oven makes for a cozy kitchen.
May your buns always be warm!