Tuesday, February 07, 2012

TWD—Baking With Julia—White Loaves

It’s here and while I’d say it has been a great little break with January off from blogging commitments, I’m happy that TWD is back!

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I love making homemade bread and was happy to see that this was the first recipe chosen for our new Tuesdays With Dorie adventure to bake our way through another of Dorie Greenspan’s books, Baking With Julia.  I have had this book for a couple years.  This will be such a fun challenge as I’ve actually never made anything from it!  I’ve flipped through it many times.  I even used to watch Baking With Julia on PBS years ago—before Food Network became so popular.  And who knew, Dorie herself was behind the scenes of that show right there along with the great, Julia Child.  Love them both.  Baking With Julia (obviously reruns) are on PBS again right now on Saturdays.  I’ve been recording them. 

If you knew me at all from the previous TWD, I had a hard time following recipes exactly and would always put my own spin (or alternate ingredients/healthy, etc.) on them.  I don’t know if I’ll be able to stick with every recipe with this new book just as they are written, but I’m going to try.  I’m off to a good start—I made the White Loaves exactly as written and followed the instructions to a tee!  And by doing so, I got some great loaves of bread!  The recipe said you could use all purpose flour or bread flour and I used bread flour. 

First TWD-BWJ White Loaf Bread 1-17-12 The bread had a perfect crisp crust and was soft inside.  The day I made it, we made sandwiches for dinner and I gave one of the loaves to a neighbor.

TWD White Loaves

Can’t wait to bake some more from this book!  See ya in two weeks!

Here’s the link from Jules at Someone's in the Kitchen for the recipe!

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30 comments:

Lisa said...

Nothing beats homemade bread in my opinion. I'm gonna have to check that recipe out.

Gloria said...

Your loaves look perfect. Looking forward to seeing more Baking with Julia recipes!

Anna said...

they look perfect. there's nothing better than the smell of homemade bread :)

raquel@eRecipe.com said...

Delicious homemade loaves!!!... yummy =)

Cristine said...

Your loaves are gorgeous!

Andrew's Mom said...

Your bread does look perfect - homemade marmalade this week - homemade bread too!

knittinandnoodlin said...

Those turned out gorgeous!

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

how fun, that would be dangerous for me though, I would want to eat the whole loaf myself.

Sara said...

Gorgeous loaves! These look really delicious! :)

Veronica Miller said...

I can't believe how PERFECT they are! Just beautiful! I love homemade bread, nothing beats the smell or taste!

Wendy (pinkstripes) said...

Your loaves look fabulous! Great color!

Kayte said...

Gorgeous inside and out...just like you! xo So happy to be back after a break, it just didn't seem like a good week without stressing over TWD...lol! I have had the book for years as well and never made anything from it, so I am looking forward to finally getting my money's worth out of this book. Tee hee on you changing the recipes...I think I wrote on Laurie's blog that I fully expected to pop over here and see that you had managed to chocolate up this recipe somehow...lol. Much to my surprise, no chocolate inside, outside, or dipping bowl of it...probably just waiting until next time with the chocolate tarts, right? It's great to be back, especially because you are back as well. xo

Gretchen Noelle said...

Lovely Loaves!

Mari said...

Your breads look fabulous! Nothing tops homemade bread! I have to try this recipe, heading over to Jukes for the recipe :)

Thanks

Karen/Shortbread said...

You do have some fabulous looking loaves of bread. How did you stand to give one away?

Lizzy said...

Your loaves are PERFECT! Fun to bake along with you!

Jill said...

Your loaves look great! I've seen some of the tv shows; I'll have to check if they're on my local PBS.

Cindy said...

Perfect. Glad to be baking with you again. I wanted to use half ww flour but made the recipe as written. Glad I did!
Have a great week. Are you just loving this Utah winter?

Christy said...

Your bread looks perfect! Looking forward to reading more of your spins on the Baking with Julia Group.

Cher Rockwell said...

It looks like your loaves came out perfectly - looking forward to baking along with this round of TWD

Peggy said...

Perfect loaves. Such a good rise and so professional! It really was a great recipe. I can't wait to make it again.

Becky said...

Look how perfect those loaves are! Man, I need to try that recipe. Sad I'm skipping out on the new book, but so happy I get to live it through you and all the other bloggers!

Renee said...

Your bread looks like perfection Katrina! I too used to watch all the PBS series of cooking shows from back-in-the-day. Still do, but I've not seen baking with Julia on the current line up. I must make myself a note to look for it. Julia's shows were always my favorite cooking shows. It's because of her, my love of cooking and baking is so strong. I'll bet its the same for you too :)

Leslie said...

You? Follow the recipes exactly? I'm impressed!

And speaking of impressive, your loaves could easily be used in the cookbook, they're absolutely gorgeous!

tierneymarie said...

Your bread looks absolutely gorgeous! This really was a wonderful first recipe to kick off the new TWD book!

Karen said...

How fun that the show is back in reruns. I will have to check that out. These are perfect gift loaves aren't they? Your loaves look perfect! :)

Leslie said...

OMG...bread bread bread. there is no way I could have those sitting in my house. I would eat them both with 2 sticks of butter!

Pamela said...

Definitely glad that TWD is back. Happy to be participating, too. The bread is beautiful, Katrina!

Jaime said...

wow i think those are about the 2 most perfect loaves i have seen on the blog roll so far!

brandy said...

Remarkable! I made it for my mom and she loved it thanks! She also admired the recipes that I’ve got from www.gourmandia.com and www.Everything-cake.com That I’ve made for her these sites are certainly amazing!