So in the food blogging world there has been a bread baking challenge going on for the last 3 months or so. I wanted to do it when it started but I didn’t have the right book or the kitchen or the time given that I was preparing a business plan and trying to graduate. Krista and I started talking about the BBA challenge and how we wanted to get involved so we both bought the book and read all about bread. When I say read I definitely mean like 100 pages or so about flour and kneading and rising and fermentation and all other things fresh baked bread. Although we got a late start we have decided to bake through from the beginning of the book instead of just starting in the middle where the oringinal group of bakers is at. I did get a little out of order, but I won’t be sharing my first recipe until later. Unlike other recipes, I won’t be posting the orginal recipe because I am getting it out of a book and I don’t think Peter Reinhart who wrote it would be appreciative. It is a quality book and I would hate to post his hard work. However, if you would like a specific bread recipe then just let me know and I will be happy to send that one to you.
So for the first week I baked Anadama bread. The story behind the bread is that back in the day a man’t wife left him and all she left behind was some flour and molassas. He angrily threw the two ingredients together and said “Anna damn her.” The name was eventually shortened to Anadama and here I am today starting with this bread.
This recipe was fairly easy and is quite scrumptious. It makes wonderful toast with peanut butter is is paired nicely with Tazo Awake tea. Anyways I digress…
Next week is Greek Celebration Bread…I’m celebrating my friend’s upcoming visit!