French Model Barbie Loves Baguettes

by Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey Barbie dreamed of being a high fashion model in Paris. When Sears called and asked her to pose with a bike and french baguettes for their Spring/Summer catalog she remarked that “dreams really do come true”. Learn how to make a baguette HERE! Read More »

Napoleon Bread (a shorter baguette)

by Libbie Summers Photography by Chia Chong I put my baguettes in the refrigerator overnight to do a cold fermentation. It’s less messy and I think the dough holds its shape better . . . and those are the only reasons why. The taste is the same. The only thing to be cautious about... Read More »

Pretzel Bread

by Libbie Summers Photography by Chia Chong I think it was in fifth grade that I studied states and capitals. Each student’s final grade depended on an oral presentation about an “adopted” state. Our teacher wrote all the states on colorful pieces of paper and placed them in a goldfish bowl for us to... Read More »

Eyes Wide Shut Bread

by Libbie Summers Photography by Chia Chong Sometimes you can see more clearly with your eyes closed. Eyes closed, a bite of a hot dog with the works and I’m an adolescent again, sitting on the bleachers at Wrigley Field. Close my eyes and a bite of a fried pork tenderloin sandwich takes me... Read More »

2 Fabulous Flatbread Recipes

by Libbie Summers Photography by Chia Chong Flat breads are an easy intro into bread baking. Somehow, even if you think they aren’t going to work out…they always do! Here are two of my favorites. Flat-chested Flat Bread (grilled, sweet, spicy, + cheesy) yields 8 A training bread, if you will. A soft, chewy,... Read More »