Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Babes have Buddies; Shepherd’s Bread in a pot, the round-up!

 sheep (2)

We had two feisty Buddies striving for the first to bake this bread;



A first time Buddy from Switzerland: Ckay of Sweet and That's it  baked her Pane di Pastore in two separate pots.

(Why oh why does it sound so enticing in Italian?)


and long time Buddy Judy at Judy's Gross Eats baked her bread and watched her dough grow and grow and grow… then she baked this loaf:



Then in true Babe fashion, Kelly over at A Messy Kitchen used this recipe as an excuse to buy herself a cloche, bake bread and be a Buddy:



Igusti showed us her result and shared her thoughts on Facebook. She lifted the lid on her –gorgeous white- cloche to see her loaf sprung a belly button… can we all say aaaah..cute!



A wonderfully shaped loaf baked by Sandie at Crumbs of love. From reading her post I guess this recipe might be just what she needed to try her new oven and terra cotta baker! 



And then we have a fellow Dutch baker living in far-away Thailand; Connie shares her take on the bread at My Discovery of Bread 



Bread song presented us with a 50% whole-wheat sourdough variation baked in a dutch oven. At The Fresh loaf you can read her account on the baking experience plus a great spreadsheet with ingredients and proportions.



A last addition all the way from Hungary! Magy baked a gorgeous fluffy loaf from this recipe; she used fresh yeast and baked it ina metal pan in the oven! Wow, you don’t even need a clay baker to get a gorgeous result: hop over and visit.


Whoopsie… and Cathy baked as well, in a lovely shaped cream clay baker she got a golden crusted loaf: read her Bread Experience:



Thanks to all of our Buddies for baking with us this month, we enjoy seeing the diversity in breads and reading all of your thoughts about the recipe. It’s so much fun to bake together!

If you are intrigued and decide to bake this anyway –without the Buddy Badge this time- you can find the recipe here!


Blog Signature


  1. Excellent bread choice and round-up, Karen. I can't stop laughing at the wonderful photo of the sheep at the top of the post.

  2. That is just a great cartoon! and a really fabulous bunch of Buddies.

  3. Hello Karen,
    What a lovely collection of breads everyone has baked! Thanks for allowing 'buddies' to participate!
    :^) breadsong

  4. Great round up of beautiful breads! I need to go buy a cloche now... good to know I am not the only one who uses a recipe as an excuse to buy kitchen equipment!

  5. Wow! All the bread baked by your baking buddies look amazing! Will visit all of their blog to check their techniques and recipes.

    Happy too to be your latest follower to learn more bread baking knowledge from you :D

  6. Beautiful breads and great round-up...and that sheep caption is priceless! It's fun to see how many different types of pot the bread was baked in. Lovely slashes, too.

  7. Hi Karen,
    Excellent round up!
    I had so much fun reading it and enjoyed the view of the beautiful, yummy breads.
    The picture with the sheeps is gorgeous: cannot stop laughing!
    Thanks for allowing us Buddies to be part of such a great experience and for all the support you give in FB.
    See you next month!

  8. Hi Karen,
    Thanks for the great round up. What a nice selection of the same recipe.
    I love the sheep, they bring back memories of the Dutch "Wadden-eilanden", Isles of Mudflats (sounds better don't you think).
    I'll be back for next BBB-Buddy Bread Bake.

    1. Isle of Mudflats? Love it! LOL
      You're welcome Connie, would love to see you back!

  9. Ack! I'm drooling all over my keyboard looking at those gorgeous bread photos. Now if only I have enough flour to bake my own today.... ;o)

  10. Well... we can solve that problem.. let's swap! I'd love to get my hands on some of that reasonably priced quilting fabrics you have in the US LOL and you have King Arthur flour as well! I'm gettting a little green with envy ;-0

  11. it looks great. i wish i could bake my bread like this taart bakken


Thanks for visiting! I really appreciate and enjoy reading all your comments! If you have any questions feel free to email me.