My maiden voyage aboard the good ship Bread Bible - wow!
Posted: 18 March 2009 02:48 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi guys! I am soooo happy that I got the Bread Bible. I really thought I would try the Stud Muffin for my first endeavor but with it being St. Patrick’s Day, I opted to try the beer bread and use Guinness as my beer of choice.  I am so excited.  It was so pretty and so delicious! I followed the directions to a “t” and was not disappointed.  Not that I thought I would be but there is always “operator error”. LOL!  Anyway…. here’s my baby.  There is only 1/4 of the loaf left and we are only two adults and one 8 yr old!  A marvelous crunchy crust and great texture to the bread.  I didn’t have the whole wheat flour but I think it turned out pretty darned good.

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Posted: 18 March 2009 12:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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It is so good!  Love the crusty outside.  My little girl said “Mom we don’t have to buy those breads from the store when you can do this!” LOL.  Bless her heart. She also requested a hunk in with her lunch today.  Rose’s directions are so wonderful.  Now I have Pastry Bible, Cake Bible, Bread Bible and Christmas Cookies!  I found a copy of the cookie one online and it was in near perfect condition.  OMG… I am a Rose Groupee.  LOL! Whatever…the lady is a guru, yes?  It was also cool how the bread kept making crackling noises after I took it out of the oven.  DH loved it too.  He would rather have a hunk of bread than cake.  YOu guys make me feel so good!! Thank you.

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Posted: 19 March 2009 07:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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jeannette - 18 March 2009 09:12 PM

I have just joined the same maiden voyage , baking my first breads from the Bread Bible just last week!  I made the Hearth Bread first and then the Banana Feather Bread next, both very successful!  We shall have to compare what we bake next, I can’t make up my mind at the moment although I am leaning towards the butter dipped rolls.  I have the Cake Bible and the Cookie book but not the Pie book ,YET!!!  Happy sailing!!!

The butter dipped rolls are a HUGE favorite in my home and they don’t last long.  My S/O makes a habit of eating an entire batch for dinner smile Rose’s Rye is another family favorite.  My BB is warped and dough-dimpled from being used so much….a sure sign of a great, much-loved cookbook.

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Posted: 26 March 2009 02:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thank you all so much.  I am excited to bake more breads from BB.  I do really want to try Stud Muffin!  Also, I would like to make a semolina bread.  My DH is Sicilian born and he loves this kind of bread.  I super loved how I got such a crusty outside to my bread.  I kept hearing it cracking as it cooled.  Believe it or not there was only like 1/4 of it left after our St. Patrick’s Day Guinness Stew.  Guinness bread, Guinness Stew and Guinness to drink.  LOL!  I loved that bread.  Will be a definite repeat performance…

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Posted: 27 March 2009 12:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I can’t wait to read them!!! How cool is that!

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