Monday, September 27, 2010

BBA - Multigrain Bread Extraordinare


It's been a while since I've made or posted a bread from The Bread Baker's Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread. No bread making means there hasn't been any bread around here, so no sandwiches. No toast. No grilled cheese. Pretty sad.

That's behind us now as I made these lovely rolls a few weekends ago. This is a two stage bread, with the soaker made the first day and mixed with the rest of the ingredients to make the bread dough. As with all breads in this book, the flavor was rich and deep. Definitely a repeat-worthy bread.

I'm baking through The Bread Baker's Apprentice with the Slow & Steady subgroup of the BBA challenge. There are a lot of talented bakers in our little group, including Nancy (of Corner Loaf), Cathy (of The Tortefeasor), Jessica (A Singleton in the Kitchen), Melissa (of From Laptop to Stovetop), Kayte (of Grandma's Kitchen Table), Sarah (of Blue Ridge Baker), Di (of Di's Kitchen Notebook), Margaret (of Tea and Scones) and Natalia (of Gatti Fili e Farina. We even have Nicole of Pinch My Salt (she started the BBA challenge) baking with us. You should join us! We're flexing our bread making muscles and surprising ourselves with all the types of bread we've mastered.

10 comments:

natalia said...

Dear Leslie, I love that you ade rolls out of this wonderful recipe. I should bake it again !! Baci

Torviewtoronto said...

looks delicious perfect rolls

Cakelaw said...

What lovely rolls - just perfect for a tasty filling.

Mags said...

I've been seriously lax on my BBA baking also but hopefully now that the weather has cooled off it'll sound more appealing to me.

I LOVED this recipe too.

Julie said...

These look so beautiful and delicious. One of the only things I look forward to in winter, besides fires in the fireplace, is bread baking in the oven.

Megan said...

No bread? No sandwiches? What's this all about??

Just kidding.

In fact, I made the cornbread from the BBA - and ate the leftovers tonight drizzled with honey. So good!

Di said...

This one of the ones I skipped over temporarily. I really need to go back and make it. Your rolls look great!

jillbert said...

Multigrain breads are so good. I need to stop saying I'm going to make more bread and actually do it!

Mimi said...

Your rolls look fabulous. I bake bread of some sort almost every Sunday. The bread bakers apprentice is on my list of cookbooks I need.
Mimi

Kayte said...

Oh, I love this as rolls...I must go back and make rolls with this recipe, thanks for the inspiration. They are such a pretty shape and color!