In the southern part of India, where I come from, bread and baking is, traditionally, not a part of our food and cooking. One reason for this could be that the predominant grain in our part of the world is rice and wheat is grown in the plains of northern India.
However, the idea of making my own bread, tasty and free from the additives of commercial baking, has always appealed to me. Yet my early disasters (and there were so many) at making bread nearly made me give up the idea. A couple of years back, a good friend showed me how to conquer yeast and since then I have been enjoying my discovery of the world of breads.
Some time back I also came upon Bread Baking Day (BBD), an event started by Zorra at 1x umrühren bitte, dedicated to getting bread makers together every month. The themes put forward by the hosts every month has opened up a wide variety of breads to me.
Last month’s BBD was a first anniversary special and hosted by Zorra herself with “Bread with Sprouts” as the theme. You can find a round up of breads chock full of health here.
This month, Zorra has given me the opportunity to host Bread Baking Day and I have chosen “Small Breads” as the theme. By small breads, I mean individual serving size breads. That would bring to my mind breads like buns, rolls, biscuits, bagels, waffles, beignets, doughnuts, croissants, bread sticks, pretzels, etc. There are many more small breads I do not know of so I am waiting to learn about them from you.
You can make them sweet or savory, plain or stuffed, or add fruit/ vegetable/ nuts/ seeds/ herbs/ spices, etc. You can get creative and shape your bread decoratively. The sky’s the limit for possibilities. The only two things to keep in mind are that the bread should be “small” and should be made with a leavening agent.
Since this is a vegetarian blog (eggs are okay here), I must request that all entries be vegetarian.
So I’m looking forward to all your entries. To be a part of this event, you just need to do the following:
1. Bake some “small bread”.
2. Post it on your blog anytime between today and the 1st of August and link back to this post.
3. Then send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org (aprna zero email@example.com), with BBD #12 as the subject and the following details:
The name of your blog along with url of your blog
The name of your bread and url (permalink) to your post
A 300 pixel wide picture of your bread, if possible.
If your blog is not in English, then please send me a translation of your post in English or do the BBD post on your blog in English.
If you do not have a blog but would like to be a part of this event, please send me your recipe and write-up (with picture, if possible) and I would be happy to include it in the round-up.
Remember, the last date is the 1st of August and I will post the round-up around the 5th of August. And feel free to use the banner with your BBD post.