Bread Baking Babes: the Royal Crown’s Tortano

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I have done it again, I have joined another grop. This is getting a habit and I really hope I can stop it as a) I’m not much of a group person (or I never used to be a group person, maybe I have changed without noticing?) and b) I don’t have the time to make/do/bake more challenges. There are many reasons to why I joined the Bread Baking Babes, the biggest is that I couldn’t resist joining when my baking fellows Tanna and Karen asked me if I wanted to take part in a bread baking group, I enjoy baking with them for the Daring Baker challenges so much that I just had to say yes! Another reason is that I need to widen my baking horizons when it comes to baking bread, I make most of our bread but I just make it, I have completely abandoned experimentation and such things which means that it is getting boring to bake and boring to eat the usual bread over and over again. I suppose there are other reasons but I can’t bring them to mind right now. If ever, there seems to be an abyss in there with things I should remember drifting around like abandoned sailing boats or submarines maybe as it is an abyss. Can’t even get the metaphors right…

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Anyway, the Bread Baking Babes are 12 food bloggers who will bake a certain bread each month, the group will remain as it is but anyone who wants to bake with us is welcome to bake and tell the hosting blogger of the month who will make a link list of our Bread Baking Buddies. This month it is Karen from Bake My Day who is responsibel for the choice of recipe, the Royal Crown’s Tortano. You will find the recipe here! I never would have tried to bake it as it is a bread which takes a certain amount of time and the dough is s-t-i-c-k-y and I would comfortably have lived on in my ignorance, poorer of bread experiences but happily not knowing it, but I am so happy I have found this bread because it is wonderful! Marco is in seventh heaven, bread is his favourite food I think, I don’t know how many times he has praised it but he is right, this is a bread with a great crust, nice airy body and it’s great the day after as well as ust baked. Not all bread keeps that well in our humid house.
Below you find a list of the BBB‘s, those in bold are those of us who are posting about the Royal Crown’s Tortano today or later this week. Do take a look at how their bread turned out (they are all sooo much more professional than I am so I’m sure you can pick up a lot of interesting tips) and do join in and become a Bread Baking Buddie if you feel like it. Or just bake the bread, I recommend it warmly! (If you would like to become a bread baking buddy with us, here’s how it works:
1. you have one week from today to bake the bread; 2. email The Kitchen of the month, Karen at BakeMyDay or leave her a comment that you have baked the bread; 3 post your baking the bread experience on your blog; 4 Karen will then put up a list of our Bread Baking Buddies at her site and send you a neat BBB award for this bread that you can then post on your blog.)

A Fridge Full of Food (Glenna), Bake My Day (Karen), Cookie Baker Lynn (Lynn), I Like to Cook (Sara), Living on Bread and Water (Monique), Lucullian Delights (Ilva), My Kitchen in Half Cups (Tanna), Nami-Nami (Pille), Notitie van Lien (Lien), The Sour Dough (Mary aka Breadchick), Thyme of Cooking (Katie), and What Did You Eat (Sher)

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