Cheesy Bread Baking.
Hot Cheese Bread
Maybe because I'm still dealing with childhood issues, but I was a more than a little surprised to be asked to join a group of rather prominent food bloggers in an online baking endeavor.
But when breadchick invites you to bake these amazing Gruyere loaves (from the King Arthur Flour site) and chat with some pretty awesome gals, how can you refuse?!
We're all grown-ups (at least chronologically) with busy lives, so it took some time to sort out the details. Eventually, though, a date was picked, Skype was updated, and we got ready to bake.
We all started our, um, starters, the night before, and that Saturday we all logged in and got the uh, ball of dough rolling (I'm tired, forgive me).
It was a disturbingly easy dough to make, and work with. It was so soft, so supple! Which is probably not what we should have started talking about, because I'm sorry...get a group of women together (some perhaps enjoying a glass or two of wine) and without fail the conversation will switch from cooking and jobs and family to, uh, less family-friendly topics!
I didn't get to spend as much time chatting with the girls as I'd wanted; other commitments (like being a mom!) pulled me away from the computer fairly often. It seemed, though, that whenever I popped back in, as if I'd just walked into a party!
We had a really good time, and yes, those loaves tasted as good as they looked. The effort was minimal, the wait during rising times a good excuse to do something fun, and the result? Fantastic.
Ladies, it was a pleasure. I'll bake with you any time.
Those in the group: Mary, Helen, Ivonne, Kelly, Lisa, Laura Rebecca, & Sara.
Tagged with: Food and Drink + Baking + Cheesy Bread Bakers + Gruyere + Bread + Flour + King Arthur