Off my soapbox and moving on to Baking With Julia. Dorie Greenspan wrote this cookbook based on the PBS series of the same name that aired in 1996/97. I saw a few of the episodes but that was a much busier phase of my life and I was probably at either a soccer or hockey game for most of the episodes. For over a year Julia Child featured different renown bakers preparing one of their signature products.
Now Tuesdays with Dorie. I was late to the party for the original cooking group based on Dorie Greenspan's book Baking, From my Home to Yours and organized by Laurie Woodward but now Laurie has launched another Tuesday group based on Baking With Julia! Here's our first recipe. White Loaves.
This is the best white bread recipe I have ever made. I want to repeat that. This is the best white bread I have ever made! The recipe works like a magic formula that's been handed down from baker to baker in whispers. I even substituted (see, I told you it could happen!) white whole wheat flour for 1/2 of the bread flour because I have a husband fighting off Type 2 diabetes and I try to complicate every carb I possibly can. Those simple carbs are the bane of the diabetic!
Anyhow, this bread had it all, rise, texture AND flavor! Great directions, simple recipe. I'm a happy Dorista! Stay tuned for Chocolate Truffle Tartlets in two weeks! All the Tuesday Doristas can be found at Tuesdays with Dorie.