There’s a new baking group
in town across the world and it start today. Old readers of mine may remember years ago that I used to join in with the Tuesdays with Dorie baking group. I learnt loads from the few recipes that I joined in with but business and babies meant that I couldn’t keep involved every week.
We are starting afresh with a new book – Baking with Julia and we have a new recipe to follow every 2 weeks. I’m going to do my best to stick with this one – there are loads of recipes in the book that I’d like to crack. Some of them seem complicated, some of them a real challenge but all of them look yummy (and a teeny bit fattening too!)
Our first challenge seemed like a nice introduction – White Loaves … until I remembered I have NO luck baking bread. I don’t own a bread machine but think after this attempt I need to acquire one.
The bread smells and tastes lovely but is as heavy as a wet house brick – It did improve a LOT with toasting and lashings of butter (I seem to have gone all Enid Blyton) but I’ve got a long way to go before the Warburton family are quaking with fear. I have no idea why my bread always turns out so heavy – I followed the instructions to the letter, kneading for a full 10 mins and allowing to prove twice. Any ideas?
We have agreed not to post the recipes but to link up to whoever is hosting that week so click here if you fancy making a better effort than me.