Once Upon a time: Cooking … Baking … Traveling … Laughing …


BBB … no kitchen

What a time to be on the road and no bread baking kitchen really available and to top that putting my 97 year old Dad in the hospital for several days.

The BBB time of the month is always a highlight for me and I’m really disappointed to be missing this one on every level imaginable. It’s hard for me to fully communicate what a special little group this is to me.  I love that we come from many places and histories and find so much commonality within ourselves. I love that our glue is our shared passion for baking bread and sharing all the glorious mysteries of it’s coming out of the oven. We had one of our wonderful wild exchanges with this month’s bread and it really made me long to be baking. But try as I might, I simply couldn’t carry it off.

Our most gracious Kitchen of the Month is Jamie from Life’s a Feast. Life’s a Feast is such a wonderful title for her and the way I feel about her bread this month even though I can’t be baking it. No matter the ups and downs of life, no matter that I can’t bake this one Life is a Feast and I’m happy to be in it.

The bread Jamie has brought us this month is from The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day (revised & updated edition) by Jeff Hertzberg, M.D. and Zoë François. They have a wonderful web site, Artisan Bread in 5 I’m sure you’ll enjoy.

The bread: Chocolate Prune Bread. Everything shared on our blog makes me sure you really want to try this bread … I know I really really want to.

Hope you enjoy this one and join our Bread Baking Buddy group and bake with us. January’s Bread Baking Babes recipe is Chocolate Prune Bread from The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day (revised & updated edition) by Jeff Hertzberg, M.D. and Zoë François. You too can bake along with us and be a Bread Baking Buddy. Simply bake this Chocolate Prune Bread, blog it – don’t forget to mention being a Bread Baking Buddy and link back to this blog post! Then send Jamie the link (please include your name and your blog’s name) by January 26th to jamieannschler AT gmail DOT com with January Bread Baking Buddy in the subject line and I will add you to the roundup at the end of the month.

I’ll do my very best to bake next month when I may well be trying from Florida!