This easy WHITE BREAD RECIPE comes from the cookbook "Baking with Julia" (Child) by Dorie Greenspan, and is the very first Tuesday's with Dorie recipe... the second edition!
Some of you may remember me baking along with this group a few years ago way back in March 2008. WOW! Has it really been that long? I had to take some time out to write a cookbook for Penguin Publishing—an Idiot's Guide at that! (Yes, I know. It was a shamelss plug!)
I figured I was ready to get back to baking with the Tuesday's with Dorie group again, until I found out they were done with the book "Baking: From My Home to Yours." They spent the last 4 years baking through that cookbook!
That's OK though. They were starting up a brand new group baking out of the new cookbook, "Baking with Julia." If you don't already have the cookbook, I strongly urge you to buy one for yourself. It's a huge, heavy, and pricey hardcover cookbook, but totally worth it! See all the TWD recipes I made in the past here.
White Rolls and Nutella Buns
Since I didn't need two large loaves of bread right now, I decided to make nice soft white rolls out of the dough instead of big loaves this time around. This worked out perfectly as I made them on Super Bowl Sunday and we used them for little sandwiches. Check out the Nutella Chocolate Hazelnut Sticky Buns we made with the other half of the dough!
OK, I should confess here. John helped me make the dough. We have a shiny new KitchenAid mixer, and he wanted to be the first one to try it out by making bread dough. Besides our son John, BIG John has always been the best bread maker in the family, so I let him have his fun! I should also tell you something else while I'm at it. I'm using my cell phone camera for these shots. I apologize for the way they came out. Although I've had the phone since August, I'm still getting used to the camera. I should go back to taking photos with my good camera! Anyhoo...
The dough came together nicely, rose nicely, and baked nicely. John was totally impressed with his buns! The finished rolls were soft and tasted good, and although I'd rather have a little more taste, I think it's a good choice for an everyday bread. (I might add a pinch more salt the next time.)
Thanks to Laurie and Jules for hosting the first TWD: Baking with Julia recipe! Because Dorie would never sell any cookbooks if we ALL posted the recipe each time, the honor of posting that week's recipe will fall to the host. You can find the recipe on Jules' blog, Someone's in the Kitchen.