2012/02/07

And so it begins (TWD: Baking with Julia: White Loaves)

Waves hand. Hi!

After making it all the way through, Baking, the Tuesday's with Dorie group has finally re-opened and is now beginning to make its way through Baking with Julia. I am excited to be joining in on this go around and look forward to fine-tuning my baking skills over the next few years... Yes, I said years.


The first recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia is White Loaves and hosted by Laurie and Jules (the TWD chiefs). 



This is a simple, but solid loaf. Everything you want for a slice of morning toast or a late-afternoon grilled cheese sandwich.


While this dough takes a little more kneading than most of the white breads I have worked with, the result is a shiny, smooth dough.


A beautiful riser...


Almost ready for the oven...


Bread success! Two golden white loaves ready for eating.



The recipe for this week's challenge can be found on the hosting sites (links above).

This post participates in Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia. Since this is week one, its a great time to join in on the fun... We'd love to see you there!

57 comments:

  1. Simply gorgeous! I thought this was a great start. I'll be using mine for FFWD, too.

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    1. That's a good idea! I actually made mine in January, so I used something different for this weeks FFwD :-)

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  2. I was so excited by how well mine came our - looks like yours are gorgeous too :) And yes, I used mine for this week's FFWD :)

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    1. This sounds YUMMY..Bookmarked..

      Aarthi
      http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  3. You did a wonderful job. I am glad to see that they bake really well in pyrex loaf pans as well.

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  4. I love how you marked the start time for your rise. Great idea!

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    1. It's self preservation. I usually have 2-3 types of dough going at a time on the weekends and lose track of where they are if I don't give myself a visual...

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    2. yup. that is a great idea! will use it the next time I bake bread.
      Your loaves look really good!

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  5. Cher - your bread looks amazing! Love the photos too!

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  6. you're so organized! Love how you put the hours the dough has to raise!!! And they look fantastic too :)

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  7. Beautiful! Making bread is one of my favorite things to do.

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  8. Beautiful loaves of bread!! I'm sure they were delicious! After I made these I wondered, why I don't bake bread more often. Glad to see so many of our FFwD group are baking along.

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  9. What a fabulous idea to mark the start times of your bread, Cher. Self-preservation or no, it's super smart. I'm constantly losing track of when I did this or that (and I swear my microwave timer is conspiring against me). Your bread looks absolutely perfect!

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  10. I agree, it did take a good amount of kneading to get this dough smooth - but with a lovely result!

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  11. Wow Cher! When you said how we will be baking over the next few years it made me realize what a commitment this is! Now I'm feeling a little frightened and overwhelmed! Your bread looks great.

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  12. Great looking loaves!! Nice to see a familiar face here! :)

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  13. Bread looks great...new to baking..so if this group goes on for two years just want to gain baking skills, but not the weight!

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  14. Your bread looks great and I like your photos as well.

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  15. those came out great! you know what's funny? I've never seen glass loaf pans until I started looking at everyone's white loaves posts - it seems like a lot of people have/use them so I have no idea how I've never seen there before until now?

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  16. Great looking loaves! I need to get me some Pyrex dishes too...I like how light the crust of the loaves are when baked in them more than metal pans.

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  17. I definitely think this bread had a better rise than most I make, and it was even cold the day I made it!

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  18. wowww..yours look just like the book!!! very professional!!

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  19. This new group sounds awesome - and what a winner of a recipe to begin with :D
    Lovely photos!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  20. I love how you scrawled the rise hour/time on the plastic wrap. How practical!

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  21. When I scrolled through your post, I missed your time marks on the plastic wrap. Great idea and so glad other bloggers noticed and posted about it. Very nice.

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  22. Great looking loaves! Love the photos. This bread really was a winning recipe.

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  23. Your loaves look wonderful. I think this will be a fun group, and it's good to
    see so many of our Friday friends joining this group as well. This should keep
    us busy for awhile. Great pics, and I see we both have a bright red Kitchen Aid
    mixer.

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  24. Your bread looks just perfect, I love the in the pan rising photo. What a great idea to mark the time on the wrap! I bet the grilled cheeses were wonderful with this bread, will have to remember to make those next time I have a loaf.

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  25. Your bread looks perfect. I'm going to have to make these again to do all the fun things I've read about - grilled cheese, swirls... I couldn't stop eating just on its own with butter & jam!

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  26. Your loaves look great! I need to start marking my time on the rising container, like you did. Maybe then my rises would be a little more controlled. I love your tag line about things in the kitchen and life not turning out quite the way you planned. Truer words were never spoken.

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  27. Looks beautiful! Looking forward to the next few years...

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  28. Beautiful loaves, Cher!!! Perfectly done!

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  29. So glad you are joining in on this go round of TWD! Yourbread looks perfect!! :)

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  30. So fun to have you this time around! I see you everywhere so it will be nice to see you here! Your bread looks beautiful, inside and out!

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  31. Simply gorgeous! Glad to be baking with you! Cheers!

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  32. Your loaves are gorgeous. You've inspired me to get a Pyrex loaf pan (I love Pyrex). Looking forward to baking with you over the next few years!

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  33. Welcome to TWD! Your loaves look absolutely gorgeous. It's going to be a fun trip!

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  34. Loved your pictures and the tip of writing the time on the rising dough! I am encouraged that you finished the last TWD and are in for the second!! :) Tuesday was my first recipe for TWD and my first blog post ever! Thanks for encouraging me on my blog. Looking forward to many more.

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  35. Love the idea of writing the start time of the rise on the plastic wrap. I wish I'd thought of that sooner. I don't have too much trouble remembering the times, but I definitely am having trouble reading the fine print in my cookbooks:)
    Looking forward to your posts. So glad you are continuing w/ the group. It is encouraging to know that someone is able to stick to a group like this. I hope I can get thru it all & learn alot.

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  36. Yours are so smooth and golden and perfect looking! I too love the tip of writing the rising time on the dough.

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  37. Waving hand back! :)

    Cher, your loaves came out great!

    ~Carmen

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  38. Nothing better than fresh home baked bread. :) Your loaves look gorgeous.

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  39. These look great! I agree that marking the start times is genius!

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  40. great job! thanks for sharing the pesto idea you saw on another blog, I can't wait to try that!

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  41. Beautiful! I love the step-by-step photos. :)

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  42. Looks lovely. I'm a newbie and was loving the smell of baking bread in then oven.

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  43. Your bread looks lovely! I'm glad you put up step by step pictures. I was a little iffy when I saw my "smooth and shiny" dough but it looked just like yours! For some reason when I read the description in the book, I pictured it being super shiny and smooth like butter. :P

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  44. I know, years... it is pretty exciting, there are so many awesome recipes in the book! Great to see another FFwDer! Your loaves look great! I used mine for grilled cheese and this weeks FFwD recipe!

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  45. Beautiful bread! I'm happy this book was chosen as I have had it for several years and have been intimidated by some of the recipes, so have not made many.

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  46. Love your loaves and your photos. Great job!

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  47. Beautiful bread and lovely photos!

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  48. Those loaves look beautiful, Cher! I'm happy so many FFwD folks are joining in on TwD, too.

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