"That could be fun!" I thought.
"But what in the world would I choose for a theme?" I then worried.
Pushing worry out of my mind, I sent an e-mail to Zorra, the awesome founder and organizer of the whole thing, and volunteered. And, much to my surprise, she agreed!
As Bread Baking Day has been around for a while, coming up with a theme was a little tricky. There have been many, many, MANY beautiful and creative breads baked over the last 52 months, with all kinds of star ingredients and for all different kinds of occasions (to see the full line up, check it out here).
Which reminds me - did you see the beautiful French breads baked last month? Check out the roundup on host Cinzia's blog, Cindystar.
So what's new, different, yet fun to bake, eat and see?
What the heck is swirly bread?
It's any bread that, when you cut into it, there's some kind of swirl or pattern. Marbled or rolled, cinnamon buns or povitica. Maybe you'd prefer to make a filled challah, where the filling creates a fun swirl when you cut the loaf. Or perhaps a cinnamon raisin bread, with a beautiful swirl of flavor throughout the loaf. Sweet or savory, breakfast or dinner - the choice is yours.
The rules are as simple -
- Bake a yeasted (commercial or wild yeast), swirly bread before the end of August.
- Post your bread, including the recipe, on your blog, and include a link back to this post. (Feel free to use the BBD#53 image in your post, too!)
- If your post is in another language, please include an English version of the recipe.
- When you are done, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with BBD#53 in the subject line. Your e-mail should include the following:
- Your name (as you want it displayed in the roundup)
- The name of your blog and the blogs main URL
- The name of your bread and the link to the specific post (permalink)
- Where you are from
- A photo of your bread
I can't wait to see all of the swirly deliciousness you come up with!