Tuesday, February 7, 2012

TWD Baking with Julia: White Loaves

Mmmmm bread... I'm a carb-o-holic, I could never be on Atkins. Give up meat for a diet? Sure.... but keep your grubby paws off my bread bitches!

The idea that you can make a delicious loaf of bread at home is right up there on the happiness scale with making delicious chocolate chip cookies at 11:30 at night just because you felt like it. Its so incredibly easy it makes me wonder why we all don't do it more often, convenience has taken over our taste buds!

I rolled a little brown sugar and cinnamon into one of them just for kicks and left the other plain. The house smelled fantastic and the loaves came out with a perfect crumb. This will definitely be happening again in my house.

You can find the recipe on page 81-82 of Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan. I've had this book for years and I'm so excited that the Tuesdays with Dorie crew decided to keep things going with it. If you haven't already joined in, head on over to TWD for the rules and to sign up!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Apple Galette

So the other day I faced the dilemma of should I toss a couple of apples or make something out of them? They were perfectly good, but past the point where we would eat them out of hand because were picky like that.

Take an handful of apples and a few other random ingredients you probably have lying around the house and you have yourself an Apple Galette. Or what I like to call lazy pie... the best kind of pie because all the extra crusty bits you would cut off of your other prissy pie just get folded over onto the top making it super crust-o-licious.

By its very nature, a galette is rustic and not meant to be perfect. It's a round of pie dough folded over the edges of a filling, and what makes it so charming are its pleats, bends and wrinkles.
– Dorie Greenspan –

That is exactly what makes me charming too!