Saturday, December 5, 2015

Bread Baking Buddies Round-up!!

Finally the round-up of our Bread Baking Buddies is here. Sorry for the delay, but we had a stressful time overhere, with my father unmanageable with dementia getting worse and not wanting to accept any aid or care. It's hard to witness that and force him into decisions he doesn't want to make. It's not over yet, but we hoping it'll go in the right direction from here. Sad reason, but wonderful that my sister came over from Australia with her daughter and it was like she'd never left.... but she's on her way back Down Under now .

Anyway back to business and high time for the lovely Bread Baking Buddies that baked along with the Babes this month, the Russian chrysanthemum bread. There are only two buddies this month, but really worth taking a look at, they both did an excelent job.

Even ready on the same day as we posted we had the lovely bread Carola "Sweet and that's is". This has such a fantastic look, like the one I saw on a Russian blog, where all the petals are closed on top. The look I aimed for, but I couldn't resist to put more stuffing in.

Kelly from "My messy kitchen" made me realise that if you put a lot of stuffing in and leave the petals exposing the filling is a wonderful option too. Especially because she has a red filling (cranberry, pecans and a little sugar), that made the bread resemble a flower even more. Great job Kelly.

These are our buddies for this month. Thanks for baking with us Carola and Kelly. Both are invited with all others who love to bake to come join us as a Bread Baking Buddy next time. The 16th of December the new recipe will be reveiled! See you then.


Baking Soda said...

Och Lien toch, wat verdrietig. Wens je veel sterkte en geduld. Jammer dat je zus al weer terug is maar fijn te horen dat het goed geweest is. Prachtige broden geworden zeg!

Karen Kerr said...

Those look gorgeous! I'm so sorry about your dad. =(

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

That sounds lovely having your sister for awhile. Hope your dad is working in a good direction for all.
Both breads look fabulous.

Elizabeth said...

How wonderful that your sister could come to visit. Here's hoping that things will dramatically improve for your dad once the shock of somebody else making his decisions for him wears off.

What an excellent round-up, Lien, for an excellent bread choice. (So excellent that I will be using this shaping style again and again.)