Tuesday, February 7, 2012
This is the very first Tuesdays with Dorie recipe with the new book Baking with Julia! The first recipe was selected by Laurie from Slush and Jules from Someone’s in the Kitchen. They chose White Loaves, which is a classic white bread recipe and a great way to start this new group. Don’t forget to check out the posts from all the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers (all 300 of us!) which are linked off of the Tuesdays with Dorie site.
I don’t bake with yeast that often, mainly because it takes more time. This book has more yeast bread recipes so I’m really looking forward to that. Last fall when my oven died, we replaced the microwave as well. We didn’t just get a normal microwave; we got a microwave/convection oven. It also is a proofing oven! I no longer have to find a warm place for dough to rise in the house. That has always been a problem as my house isn’t that warm typically. The proofing oven takes away all of the stress of making yeast dough.
With the proofing oven, this bread was so easy to put together. It rose beautifully. Although it takes a little longer with the rising time, it was not difficult to make. I was able to do other things while the bread was rising. I made these loaves to go with a soup in the slow cooker, but the soup never cooked all the way through and we ended up eating fresh bread for dinner. It was so good. My loaves looked great. And eating fresh bread for dinner is pretty great. Thanks for picking such a great recipe and I can’t wait for all the recipes to come.
Recipe from Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan, pages 81-82