Monday, February 6, 2012

TWD:Baking with Julia - White Loaves

So, Happy Tuesday! This is the first of many posts for the baking group I joined! It is called Tuesday's with Dorie and we are using Dorie Greenspan's cookbook called Baking with Julia.

Over the weekend I gave my baking skills, or lack there of, a try! Everyone in the group started with the white loaf bread recipe. Here is my tale...

I used our mixer to mix the bread dough all together instead of kneading it for six days. It seemed to work for the most part, but I think our mixer isn't quite strong enough to mix bread dough for very long. I had to stop to let the mixer cool off a little and the faint smell of burning was a sign that I needed, not kneaded, to be done forcing our mixer to work so hard. Here are pictures of the mixer, aka the hero of the day, and the results of the first rise.

After the kneading was done I left the dough to rise and then separated it into two loaves and let them rise again. Good thing I didn't have any exciting plans to get to, because it took hours. I read some of the group's comments on their adventures and some of them said they tried to make a cinnamon swirl bread, and if you know me, you might know that I really like cinnamon, so I was in! Here are the pictures of the second rise.

Then after the second rise it was off to the oven with hopes that it would actually turn out ok! And it did! Here are my first white bread loaves I have ever made! The cinnamon turned out ok, but it could have used a lot more cinnamon than what I put in it... oh well, some how we managed to eat it!

Well there you have it! The first recipe has been completed, now we will just have to wait and see how I do at the next recipe! It is chocolate truffle tarts... oh my... hope Mikey is ready for some sugar! The host of this week's recipe was Jules and she had the privilege of posting the recipe, so feel free to check her post out. You can also check out everyone's post at Tuesdays With Dorie. Have a great Tuesday!


  1. Your bread looks great! The Kitchen Aid is the hero of the day!

  2. The bread looks great. I wish I had thought to add some cinnamon, too. Maybe next time.

  3. Looks like your skills worked out well - and those tarts sure do have some sugar going on, but they are very decadent.

  4. Wow, your leaves look fabulous for the first ever! My mixer started to smell near the end too, it was a little scary.