Tuesday, February 7, 2012

TWD--BWJ White Loaves





I'm happy to be baking again with the TWD bakers. Our new cookbook Baking with Julia is full of wonderful recipes.  I love Dorie's style. I feel like she is in my kitchen baking with me. Her directions are clear and friendly, encouraging me along. Telling me not to worry if, 'the dough comes apart with the addition of butter---beating will bring it back together.' And it did!
Our recipe this week was White Loaves. This recipe came together easily in my Kitchen Aid. Ten minutes of kneading gave my machine a good workout. Better it than me. The dough was silky smooth, wonderful to work with. As it baked the house smelled heavenly. Once it was out of the oven I told the family that Dorie said to wait till the loaves cooled before cutting. They couldn't do it. They ate the complete loaf, quickly and enjoyed every bite.
This recipe will be repeated often. The recipe can be found on Jules Blog, or just purchase the book. We have plenty of new bakers this round, check the TWD site and see how they liked White Loaves.
Could you wait till the bread cooled before you sliced it?? Please tell.



23 comments:

mireia badia said...

Can't wait to see the pictures!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Well done with you bread - it's so great when recipes talk you through all the variables :)
Mary x

Kayte said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous! You did a wonderful job with this and the photos of it...but then I knew you would...I haven't been baking with you this long to figure there would be a bit of a chance that you wouldn't be able to do this one first try first off! So happy to be back in the swing of TWD and so happy you are back as well...it wouldn't be the same without you.

tierneymarie said...

It was so tough to wait! I got up at least 5 times to see if it was "just warm" yet. After all the worry (yeast, my KA shaking violently, etc.) I didn't want to take any chances with ruining it! Your came out beautifully! I'm surprised you even got to take pictures before they finished it off!

thinklovesleepdine said...

I was able to wait but only because I had to leave the house! Your blog looks great. I want to try the cinnamon biscuit.

Christy said...

I'm excited to join this group, you are so correct about Dorie's books feeling like she is right there with you. Hope you enjoyed!

Cher Rockwell said...

Such perfect slices - love it!

Jenn said...

yep, we sliced our bread while it was warm too! The smell was too much to resist!

Leslie said...

How gorgeous is that loaf of bread?!? Seriously, it looks like a food stylist made it. I'm so glad it was a huge uccess!

Peggy the Baker said...

I love Dorie's style, too and was wondering just a bit about beating in that bit of butter! It's great to be baking with you again!

Candise said...

Yum! That looks delicious. YOu may have to make it next time we come to town. Eliza Jane thinks white bread is a slice of heaven!

Kate said...

Your bread looks delicious!!

acookingmizer said...

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acookingmizer said...

your not going to be the only one baking this one often! ;)

Beth said...

Looks wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Looks great and perfectly sliced! Happy to bake with you too! ~Piebird

Lizzy said...

Wow, Cindy, your bread is perfect!

Karen/Shortbread said...

I always cut a slice of bread when it comes out of the oven (no will-power whatsoever)! But you could call it "Quality Control", right? You have perfect looking slices, too! What's your secret?

Flourchild said...

Wow..I wish mine looked that good! Your slices of bread are perfect! It's great to be baking with you!

Jen said...

great job on the bread, it looks amazing! I love your photos as well :)

Andrea at Nummy Kitchen said...

Your bread looks just perfect! Love the shot of the slices. We will be making this one again for sure too :)

Teresa said...

I waited until they were cool to slice one, but it was a difficult delay! Your bread looks perfect.

Winnie said...

I specialized in baking challah (Jewish bread) and I must tell you - your load looks perfect!
wonderful job