Friday, September 24, 2010

BACK to the Bread Baker's Apprentice Challenge! Recipe 23!

YES, I'm back into doing the BBA Chanllenge.
Nicole the arthur and creator of the site had thoughts of baking every single recipe "in order" in Peter Reinhart’s outstanding book, The Bread Baker’s Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread.

This was back in MAY 2009!
She thought she would ask the simple question if anyone cared to join her.
I was the 27th one to join her in her one year endeavor. :)
I think there were WAY over 150 that took on the challenge. :)
I did 22 of the 43 recipes and got into Harley riding and other hobbies and left it on the 'back burner'. LOL!
Well it is fall and I'm getting back to baking.
This is recipe 23 called Pane Siciliano.
I have a habit of trying to incorporate "S's" into my loafs and this one was easy because it is shaped into an "S". My intitals actually are S. S. :o)

The recipe said to do 3 but I did 2 big ones.

I love the chewy crust and the texture and taste of the crumb. YUMMY!

Here are all of my doings for the BBA challenge so far:


  1. It looks yummy. I love fresh bread

  2. Thanks Twister. :) Can't wait for lunch.

  3. Glad to see you posting again Susie. I guess this is the kick in the pants that I need to get back on the baking wagon.

    The bread looks fabulous! :-)

  4. Nicely done. THe loaves look great. I started with her but never ended up doing the breads. I would like to make mroe of his breads. Anything I have ever made from his book has been stellar.

  5. Wow, this is one skill I want to learn.... I love cooking and they say that I am a good cook but I feel that baking is so complicated....

  6. Devany,
    Thanks and yes consider this a kick. :)

    Thanks, hope you get into the book and do some. :)

    Thanks and go for it. It's only flour. LOL,


  7. Welcome back Susie. We missed you. Your Pane Siciliano looks wonderful.

  8. Thanks Cindy. I'll be doing the next one tomorrow. :)
    Did you finish?


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