It is that time month of the again …Daring Bakers are baking French bread all over the world. Our wonderful host this month is Mary from The Sour Dough. Now on to the bread making!
First, I would like to mention that I am new to the world of yeast. I believe I only have three or four yeast recipes under my belt. And to recreate Julia Child’s French bread recipe was crazy/scary. I am glad that I participated, but I probably will never make this again. There were so many steps to the recipe and the recreation of a baker’s oven. The whole process made me appreciate what an art & talent bread making really is. For me, I think I will stick to La Brea Bakery baguettes.
La Brea Bakery delivers fresh bread every morning to Whole Foods and farmer’s markets in the Los Angeles area. And getting up at 6:30 am to ensure that I get the baguette of my choice is nothing compared to baking it.
I also must mention that I decided to make little rounds instead of the traditional shape. Why? Because only two of us reside at casa de Gigi Cakes and this was a ton bread for just two. We decided to have a BBQ with a couple friends and I turned the French bread into hamburger rolls. And I added sesame seeds to the tops of some and others were left plain. The French bread did a great job at absorbing all the wonderful hamburger juices and condiments.
If you are interested in the recipe you can visit The Sour Dough. Before I go, let me tell you, that the Daring Bakers has many talented bakers and some of them solely bake bread on their blog, so go and check them out here. Until next month, adios!