Friday, November 18, 2011

where the wild things are

this week anyway.

hey all. so, by now you know that i'm hosting susan's yeast spottingof course you do. why otherwise would you be here?

technically i don't have to bake this week. in fact, i could pretend that i made all the goodies down below so you'd think that i was a busy little baker, but then my nose would grow as long as one of my baguettes. bah-dum-paaa.

i would fail miserably at stand-up. i think that's clear.

i first launched onto the 'bread scene' with my blog via susan's weekly showcase. i've posted almost every week since...well, i can't remember exactly when. somewhere back in april or may? who cares, really. the bottom line is, i've become a bread bakin' demon like the rest of you.

hosting this weeks lineup is my way of thanking susan for hosting my own weekly posts, along with all of yours, on her fantastic blog. she introduced me to all of you, some of whom actually read my blog regularly (hello god, are you out there? it's me margaret), and take the time to write kind words about my sometimes crazy-looking bread.

i don't know about y'all, but susan's weekly lineup keeps me accountable and baking regularly. if i miss a week, i feel it, and it feels terrible. just knowing that i have a place to come to share my bread has kept the passion alive. seriously, without sharing it, i'm not sure that my bread baking  would have lasted. and if not for susan and her blog, no one would know what the tartine bread experiment is. i must admit, being 'seen' is so much more awesome than floating around the web like some piece of cyber driftwood. we are all vain creatures in some capacity, after all. why else do we take such comely photos of baked goods and post them for all to see? it's just bread. yes, but it's our bread, and dammit, the world should revere it as do we. when some folks are watching copious amounts of television, we are nurturing starters, spanking dough, and feeding nations!

i hope that this ode to susan's wild yeast blog will do it justice while she's off spicing it up in morocco. those are some big ciabatta to fill, i think you will agree.

and now, without further ado, here is this week's wild lineup!

disclaimer: unfortunately, the resolution requirements for the submitted photos does not permit me to display them any larger without falling victim to some pretty horrid pixelation (sad face). you all do know how i love large photos!

An Experiment – Miche Wheat, Spelt And Quinoa
Weekend Loafer

Sopas De Ajo Con Huevo Y Jamón
Bloc de recetas

Zesty South Indian Kitchen

Streusel Potato Cake (Kartoffel Kuchen)
Living in the Kitchen with Puppies

Tassajara Rye Egg Molasses Bread

Forbidden Rice And Green Onion Hearth Bread
My Pantry Shelf

Streusel Potato Coffee Cake
blog from OUR kitchen (

Bloc de recetas

Basic White Bread

Norwich Sourdough & A Year In Bread
My Discovery Of Bread

Sourdough Multigrain Bread


Prosciutto Parmesan Braids
Girli Chef

Banana Crumb Bread
Wild Yeast

Sufferin' Baguettes
Tartine Bread Experiment

5 Grain Sourdough
Bread Experience

Fluffy Dinner Rolls
Hobby & More

Rustic Rye Bread
Buffalo Baker

Cornbread with Cranberries
Spare Cake

Homemade Bagels (3 Variations)
Vegan Cookbook Aficionado

Semolina White Bread

Girli Chef

Tartine Sourdough Brioche
3 Clever Sisters

Francesco Elmi Traditional Sourdough Panettone

Ploughman's Lunch Roll
City Hippy Farm Girl

Torview Toronto

Sweet Pea's Kitchen 

Orange Cinnamon Monkey Bread
Dessert Before Dinner

Speculaas & Mangostein

Potato Bread
For the Love Of Bread

Sunflower Seed Bread With Pâte Fermentée
Bread Experience

Chia Seeds Fresh Bread And Sourdough 
Vegetarian gustos si sanatos

Cooking My Way Through My CSA

Banana Swirl Bread

Treat and Trick

Bread With Wild Fennel Seeds

Ma che ti sei mangiato

Naan Flatbread

Rico sin Azucar

Eggless Orange Snail Rolls

Gayathri's Cook Spot


Sarah from Scratch

Vegetarian Gustos Si Sanatos

Vegetarian Gustos Si Sanatos

Mookie Loves Bread

Lisa's Kochfieber
Bake Kobo
Bochenkowo/Bread At Home

Thank you for submitting this week!

please come back next week for a new tartine bread experiment post, as we move forward on our journey through chad's fantastic book. for now, here are some photos of my bread week. four loaves of city bread with astounding crackly crust. the long fermentation (both bulk and proof) and appropriate hydration yielded the sought after 'ears', an open and thoroughly gelatinized crumb, and ridiculous (translation: awesome) flavor.

city bread

city bread, in fragments


  1. Thanks for hosting...great job!Like yourself I would be like "some piece of cyber driftwood" endlessly floating in the vast cyber-space sea. I look forward to reading your blog weekly! You make me smile the whole way through. You are a hoot!

  2. I'm so happy to have found your blog(s). They inspire. I hope you keep doing what you're doing for a very long time :)

  3. Thanks Judd and Tracy. I hope I'm fortunate enough to keep them up as well ;) it certainly is a lot of fun!

  4. Great job on the hosting event!

    I was hoping to send a bread to you this past week, but life got seriously in the way... (sigh)

    I don't submit nearly as often as you, and admire your commitment to baking bread on a regular basis - that is a huge accomplishment!

    I bet you feel great now that the post is up and you can relax... :-)

  5. I am with Judd and Tracy! Your blog makes me happy too. Not only the bread which looks spectacular but also the photos and the write-ups. Very professional and yet so easy to relate to...

  6. Thanks so much for gathering everything together while Susan is gone. So many things to choose from, I don't know where to begin! And I am thrilled to have "found" you through this...I get lost in your glorious photos of bread. {And I don't want to be found...}

  7. thank you all for your lovely comments. this is what makes doing what we do so much fun, the interaction!

  8. Wonderful round up! As usual, I am drooling at all of this beautiful bread.

  9. Thank you for hosting this time! I love your blog...

  10. Nice to meet you, bread bakin' demon, ;-D keep on like this!

    I'm discovering some great blogs, thank you!

  11. Thank you for hosting
    It's a wonderful collection, and you did a great job!

  12. Huge thanks for hosting this week! Wondrous collection of breads, as usual!

  13. delicious looking roundup thank you for hosting

  14. Thanks for including my Rustic Rye (buffalobaker). Yet another experiment for me as I begin to explore starters and rye sours. I did another loaf today and it was probably one of the most amazing loaves I've done to date. Still need to snap some more pics when I cut it open in the morning. It's a never ending journey ;-)

  15. Wonderful round-up! Thanks so much for hosting this week!

  16. libby, making my 'rye mood' sourdough as we speak! ;)

  17. Bought the book and attempting to create some wild yeast. It grows but my leven will never float. The country bread loaf never rises like in the pictures and wondering what I am doing wrong. We live in the Pacific Northwest and the house stays at 62. Maybe the house is simply too cold?

  18. Me encanta tu blog ,pan muy bien elaborados estoy encantada,felcitacions,abrazos hugs,hugs.



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