Tuesday, February 7, 2012
TWD: BWJ- White Loaves
So, there are a bazillion food bloggers out there. Seriously, I think anyone who likes to cook and bake has a blog. But I think that is fantastic! I absolutely love to look at others creations and learn from others.
Of course, there are the masters. . . All the chefs on Food Network, and PBS broadcasting too! And then there is Julia Child and Dorie Greenspan. Julia Child was known for her unique and entertaining personality, certainly, but more for her incredible gift for making exquisite food and the way she savored eating it!
Delicious tall loaves, as she says, great for making sandwiches. These loaves were pretty easy for the most part. I do not consider myself a bread maker, so if mine comes out okay, most people would be safe to try a recipe. I found my kitchen aid could not handle the kneading though, and they hand to be hand kneaded. But I am always up for the workout. After kneading, I put it back in the mixer to add in butter. It looked scary, got all gnarly and started coming apart, but after a few minutes, came back together. It rose beautifully and baked up like a vision. I rolled one of the loaves into a rectangle and slathered it with softened butter. Slather, slather, slather. Love that word. Then I sprinkled it heavily with sugar and cinnamon and then rolled it up, sealing the bottom. Plopped it in the pan for another rising session. Next time, I will add some raisins too!
I also rubbed a stick of butter over the tops when I took the out of the oven. This bread has a nice hearty crumb, but it is incredibly soft too. It is fabulous for toast or sandwiches.
Thank you to Laurie and Jules for hosting. The recipe can be found on Jules blog: http://someonekitchen.blogspot.com