Bread Baking Babes-Sûkerbôlle
Before starting on the BBB post I just have to say something to you! I wrote a short comment on your comments on Saturday’s post but I feel that I need to say it here too; your incredibly kind and nice comments really have boosted my will to blog, they have reinvigorated me immensely as well as touching my heart. You are such generous people, thank you ever so much for taking the time and leaving a comment! I was especially touched by you saying that you enjoy what I write about because I think that has been part of the problem, I have been feeling as if these self-centered rantings just were my own blablabla without any interest for someone else really so you can imagine how nice it feels to discover that some of you actually get something out of it! And thanks a lot for all the positive comments about my recipes and photos, that feels so good to hear when you are in such a boring period of doubt as I have been in but now, thanks to you, I will leave that trash behind me and step out as a stronger person! HA!
And now over to the real protagonist of today, the Sûkerbôlle! Monique is our lovely host/kitchen of the month and she chose a Dutch (Frisian really) sweet or sugar bread as our baking challenge. It was a nice change from all these serious real breads that we have been baking since we started and I think that I can safely say that we all love this Sûkerbôlle to bits. My family does and I know that my mother-in-law will andare pazza for it, they are coming down in two weeks time and I am already planning to bake a Sûkerbôlle for her only!
The Sûkerbôlle reminds me a lot of Swedish vetebröd but there are some fundamental differences, one is the way you add the sugar in big grains after the first rise of the dough and another is the ginger syrup that you add, you don’t actually feel the ginger in the baked bread but it adds to the all-over flavour! Many of us made our own ginger syrup using another Babes candied ginger recipe, check here for Lynn’s recipe of it and do make some on your own, it is easy and so nice! Well, first of all you should make the Sûkerbôlle of course, I know that you wont regret it and if you blog about it you can be a Bread Baking Buddy if you want. I haven’t got all the details for that yet but I think the deadline for sending the entries to Monique is the 8th of October. Check out Living on bread and water for more details and the Sûkerbôlle recipe!
If you want to read what the others think, here’s the list of my fellow Bread Baking Babes who have been busy baking this month: Notitie Van Lien (Lien), My Kitchen In Half-Cups (Tanna), Bake My Day (Karen), Cookie Baker Lynn (Lynn), I like To Cook (Sara) , Grain Doe (Görel), Living On Bread and Water (Monique)