Country Bread

January 14th, 2014 by Erin Gennow
Baked Country Bread

Baked Country Bread

TWD – Tuesdays with Dorie


Country Bread

The first Tuesdays with Dorie recipe for 2014 seems great so far!  I froze the loaf to eat later, which was really difficult to do.  The smell was amazing.

I made half the recipe, since there are only two of us.  I made the recipe in a few stages.  I quickly stirred together the sponge Friday evening, and then let it sit all night (as recommended by the recipe).

Saturday I mixed in the remaining ingredients, and let it rise in the bowl.  I then placed it in the refrigerator overnight.

Sunday morning I pulled the dough out to warm up.  After breakfast I shaped the dough and laid it to rest in a bowl, lined with a flour-coated linen.  I let the bread rise for a good couple of hours (we keep our house cool in the winter).

Country Bread Ready to Rise

Country Bread Ready to Rise

Sunday afternoon I baked it up.  It was ready in time for an afternoon snack and dinner, but instead of tasting it, I bundled it up and placed it in the freezer.

Country Bread Slashed for Baking

Country Bread Slashed for Baking

Country Bread Read to Bake

Country Bread Read to Bake

This bread was really easy to make.  I think breaking it out in steps helps immensely.  Shaping the dough was also quite fun.

I’m excited to see how everyone’s turned out, especially since I haven’t tasted mine yet.

To get the recipe check out the book Baking with Julia, by Dorie Greenspan.

View other Tuesday with Dorie blogger posts here.

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11 Responses to “Country Bread”

  1. Sunita says:

    Your bread looks great. Good idea to half the recipe. It makes a huge loaf.

  2. Dawn says:

    Beautiful, Erin!

  3. Ckay says:

    Wow! I love your slashing!
    Hope you’ll love its taste… we certainly did!
    Let us know how it turned out.

  4. Liz says:

    I love how your X looks like a star! 2 beautiful loaves!

  5. Your bread looks lovely!!!
    It’s sad that you did not taste it!!!
    I’m sure you’ll be happy, it seems too good…

  6. Kathy says:

    Lovely looking bread! I couldn’t wait to give mine a taste…you have good self control. It was delicious!

  7. mireia says:

    looks delicious!

  8. SandraM says:

    Great looking loaf! I had wondered if I could have let it sit overnight for the other risings. Great idea. And that way it gets an even stronger flavour!

  9. Margaret says:

    It looks wonderful. How on earth did you NOT taste it? The crunchy crust is the best thing about it.

  10. Cathleen says:

    Looks wonderful. I’m sure you will enjoy it when you decide to bring it out of the freezer.

  11. Marie says:

    Nice loaf!

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