I have been all over the southwest (or so it seems) since I joined the Tuesdays With Dorie baking group and got the book we will be using, Baking with Julia.
Our first assignment was White Loaves. I’m pretty good at baking bread and I love to do it so I figured I’d swoop in at the last minute, bake my bread and make my post. 🙂
So, bringing up the rear…
The dough is a lot. I had to keep pushing it down while it mixed to make sure the flour was all incorporated. The butter went into the dough really easily, leaving me with a beautifully smooth lump of dough.
I am a little limited here in Arkansas in the mixing/baking/utensil department so I raised the dough in my soup pot. LOL!
It got huge!
Then I patted it out and rolled it according to the instructions for the second rising.
Then I baked it for 35 minutes and got two of the most beautiful loaves of bread!
Like my makeshift “rack”? hee hee
Now I need to go out and buy a serrated knife to cut the bread with! 🙂
If you’d like to bake these gorgeous loaves for yourself, you can find the recipe at this link.
Happy baking! And eating. Oooh and breathing. It smells divine! 🙂
I got my book!
This is the book, Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan, that the Tuesdays With Dorie baking group will begin February 7.
Tuesday’s with Dorie started four years ago when the founder, Laurie Woodward, decided she wanted to become an internet sensation by cooking through the book Baking from My Home to Yours. It took the first group four years to complete the book this past December.
I stumbled upon the Tuesday’s with Dorie website purely by accident one day. I’m not even sure how I got there. All I know is I was so excited that the new baking challenge (to bake through the entire book) hadn’t begun yet and I could join. Fun!
So I got my book yesterday. The first recipe to be baked is White Loaves. I’m good at baking bread and David is good at eating it so I know we’ll enjoy this first recipe.
I was excited to learn that my twitter friend, @ashleyscakes and maybe @islandgirlok and @DishinandDishes, would be participating, too. 🙂
It’s not too late to join! If you visit the Tuesday’s With Dorie website you can sign up. The first recipe is due February 7. If you have a blog, you can blog about it and then link it up. But, if you just want to bake, you can do that too.
I think it’s going to be a lot of fun and I can’t wait to get started! 🙂