Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Teusdays with Dorie: White loaves


The first week in our new book: Baking with Julia. The book is not new, indeed it's a couple of years old. But what I like of the book is the baking part. I love being a member of French Fridays with Dorie, it let me meet great recipes and new tastes, don't get me wrong, but I love, love, love to bake.
And the first thing we bake are white loaves. Simple, but really nice.
The only comment, but perhaps that's what we are used in the Netherlands, is that there is that there isn't enough salt in the recipe. But because it's a great bread, really tasteful and airy, I baked another one already and increased the salt to 1 2/3 teaspoon for 2 loaves. That's the amount we like here.
And the bread is a winner. I bake all my bread and this ones on the menu each week.
I hope many of this recipes will follow, because it really is a great recipe.

Are you curious already, buy the book Baking with Julia, from Dorie Greenspan. I did and I've seen the rest of the recipes that are coming. If you like baking and real good stuff, you should try this book.

If you want to know what the rest of the bakers made of it (I read about 300 bakers), then you can go to:
the other bakers will post here.
Because I'm in full business to seek everything out for my garden, I will not post until Friday, but I can't wait to make that one on French Fridays with Dorie.

And for the final result.


Cher Rockwell said...

Yeah! And so it begins.
These loaves were really nice. Yours look like they came out perfectly.
I am with you; I love to cook, but baking is my passion. This is going to be a fun ride!

yummychunklet said...

Your bread looks delicious. I like the photo with the schmear of butter.

mireia badia said...

You're such a good photographer!!!! They look incredible!

Karen/Shortbread said...

I think it is going to be a great book to bake through, and this is a fabulous beginning.

tierneymarie said...

I've read a few other comments by TWD bakers who said the bread wasn't salty enough, so you're not alone, and now I'm wondering if it's the type of salt everyone used. I had some extra Bolivian rose salt in my cabinet so I switched that in instead of my usual Kosher salt but I've not known it to change the taste of my food before. Regardless, your photos are fabulous!

Kathy said...

Your bread looks wonderfully delicious! Nice that you will be baking along with TwD.

Christy said...

Anxious to hear about the graden progress. The bread looks delicous. See you Friday at FFWD!

Pacheco Patty said...

Gorgeous loaves of bread, love the photos!

Teresa said...

The bread looks beautiful! I especially like your last photo.