Thursday, February 14, 2008

My New Friend

About a week ago I was wondering around the bookstore when I ran into, "Baking with Julia." I skimmed over it and left the bookstore stomach growling, empty handed. The next day, after I received my paycheck, I returned. Forgive me for saying this, but up until lately I was not familiar with Julia Child. But don't worry we have caught up over a brioche and sticky buns. The brioche recipe in the cookbook will stay with me for life. I have made a lot of bread before and to be honest I am never thouroughly satisfied with it. Sometimes it doesn't rise enough or it is a bit too tough. Child's recipe was the real deal. I am thinking it may have to do with the dabbing of butter on the dough, folding, rolling, and relaxing. I have never heard of that before, but I followed her directions and turned out the best loave and buns I have ever made. Next up...well you'll see


Mary said...

these are both incredible looking....I'll confess that i'm not that familiar with Julia either....however that is going to change after your convincing recommendation!

Marye said...

those look great. Nice job.

Ari (Baking and Books) said...

Those look delicious!! "Baking with Julia" is by Dorie Greenspan right? You can't go wrong with Dorie there to guide you, she's the best. :)

Ari (Baking and Books)