So, this is my first post with the Tuesday’s with Dorie/Baking with Julia group. I’m so excited! So, welcome if you came by via the Tuesday’s with Dorie page
Yesterday I got myself ready to bake the first recipe for in Baking With Julia.
Easy enough…a basic white loaf. Something I’ve done dozens of times before. This recipe was only unusual in that it had me add the butter after the dough had already been kneaded for 10 minutes. Before I added the butter, i had a beautiful dough. The recipe told me to add the butter a tablespoon at a time. But, it said, don’t worry if your beautiful dough falls apart. More kneading in the mixer would remedy the problem. It did, and it did.
I let it rise, divided it in two, and turned it into loaves. I let it rise again and baked them for about 45 minutes. The house smelled amazing. There is nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread
The only change I made was to replace 1/2 of the white flour with ‘white whole wheat’. Even though I haven’t tasted it yet, I know it isn’t going to make much of a difference. I can’t help myself, as a mom, I just can’t bake bread with only white flour. Sorry Julia.
Perhaps not the best food pictures ever, but the bread and the French toast were really good
If you’re interested, you can find the recipe at Laurie’s blog, Slush and at Jules’ blog Someone’s in the Kitchen (I won’t be posting the recipe unless I’m the ‘host’ that month) You can find a link to all the posts for this recipe at Tuesday’s with Dorie. Next time we’ll be tackling chocolate tarts