Part of the fun of becoming a Bread Baking Babe is jumping head-first into Kitchen of the Month. That's what I did in July, selecting Peter Reinhart's Power Bread for my challenge.
There were five Buddies who were brave enough to play along, not letting summer heat or family vacations interfere with baking this powerful bread. Here they are, in order of submission.
Harini, of Ladles and Whisks, added Power Bread to her push-ups and exercise routine, getting her day off to a healthy start.
Kelly, of A Messy Kitchen, condensed the three-day process down to one day to try and avoid Seattle's heat wave. Did it work? Check her blog to find out.
Carola, of Sweet and That's It, one of our faithful Buddies, came back from summer vacation to make some healthy sandwich rolls for her family. I'm ready to reach out and grab one!
Rita also had to fit her Power Bread around a summer vacation, but she pulled it off just in time. Stop by Rita's blog to see her lovely bread.
Victoria, of My Bread and Brot, added extra crunch to her Power Bread by leaving the sunflower seeds whole. She enjoyed it with plain butter as a spread.
Thanks to all the Buddies who joined us for the July challenge. By all accounts, this is one delicious bread, even if it can take several days to prepare. Please check out all the blogs of the bakers who played along, and, of course, try the bread yourself.
And, finally, keep your eye out for the August challenge.