IT'S THE YEAR OF BREAD!!!!! Here are our criteria:
To start, Listle and I have found it almost impossible to define "bread". There are a lot of things we want to make that could be called bread, but don't have leavening, so we can't use that as a rule. We can't say anything that's a staple is bread, because there's a lot of superfluous bread products. We can't say that anything that can be made into a sandwich counts as bread (although cinnamon rolls sandwiching some nutella and banana could be quite tasters...). We'll probably discuss and refine our definition a lot throughout the year. So let us say that, like pornography, we can't tell you what bread is, but we know it when we see it.
Also, after the Luke fiasco, Listle isn't allowed to get pregnant and claim that her bread that month is "a bun in the oven."
Here are some rules:
1.) Six of our twelve breads must contain yeast (it's no good to do quick breads all year - and yeast seems to be what scares people, meaning us).
2.) We can't make the same bread in the same month.
3.) We want to explore as many breads as possible, so no repeats per individual. You can, however, make the same bread as someone else later in the year.
4.) The breads must be shared with one other person -with witnesses, who may or may not also get bread.
5.) We will incorporate reviews of good breads that we didn't make that we eat throughout the year.
6.) We will include book reviews related to bread.
7.) Finally, keeping up on posting on the blog is obviously a bit of a challenge for us :). So we must post our breads within two weeks of baking them. (We found that we were forgetting details of our cakes last year because we waited too long to post. No good!)
Let's get baking!