Give us this day our daily bread… The Elizabeth David round up

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Who will be baking their own bread on a more regular basis now after this month’s cookbook guru?

I think we should be super impressed with what we’ve created this month from Elizabeth David’s English bread and yeast cookery. Not only have we for a second month running taken on old school recipes that sometimes required some lingual gymnastics to decipher, we’ve embarked on a journey with yeast that has been fun and entertaining and created some delicious and not difficult to create loaves of bread.

This is what we pulled out of our ovens this month:

Bloomer Loaf from Lona's In The Kitchen

Bloomer Loaf from Lona’s In The Kitchen

Scots Baps from Sharing The Food We Love

Scots Baps from Sharing The Food We Love

 

Blue Cheese Tarts from Please Pass The Recipe

Blue Cheese Tarts from Please Pass The Recipe

 

Bockings from The Kitchen Witch

Bockings from The Kitchen Witch

Let's Call It Fruit Loaf (aka Northumbrian Harvest Tea Cake)from Lona's In The Kitchen

Let’s Call It Fruit Loaf (aka Northumbrian Harvest Tea Cake)from Lona’s In The Kitchen

Chelsea Buns from Lona's In The Kitchen

Chelsea Buns from Lona’s In The Kitchen

 

No Knead Irish Soda Bread from The Cook's Pajamas

No Knead Irish Soda Bread from The Cook’s Pajamas

 

The Grant Loaf from Passion Fruit Garden

The Grant Loaf from Passion Fruit Garden

Sourdough Pizza Base from Please Pass The Recipe

Sourdough Pizza Base from Please Pass The Recipe

Pumpkin Bread from Passion Fruit Garden

Pumpkin Bread from Passion Fruit Garden

Petit Pain Au Chocolat from The Kitchen Witch

Petit Pain Au Chocolat from The Kitchen Witch

 

Cornish Saffron Cake from Sharing The Food With Love

Cornish Saffron Cake from Sharing The Food With Love

Not only did we challenge ourselves to bread, we dipped into the more regional fare, and had a play in what must be deemed the Yeast Cookery section in  which some recipes were decidedly un-English.     I would only be repeating the words of wisdom that our members have shared with us in their experiences of cooking from this book so make sure that you check out their posts and their thoughts on Elizabeth David and her English Bread and Yeast Cookery.

As we head in to a far more modern era for July’s Cookbook Guru, I want to once again thank you all for your stunning efforts in the kitchen.  If you’ve been an avid follower and have not yet ventured into joining in, I hope you’ve been inspired by what our members have contributed and decide to take the plunge with the new month’s book.  Check out our how too here to see what you have to do to be a part of our creative and tasty book club.

Leah and The Cookbook Guru’s.

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