The Daring Bakers and Julia Child's French Bread

The Daring Bakers and Julia Child's French Bread

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Faith Durand
Mar 1, 2008

Those of you who participated in our Book Club and made it all the way through the sixth and seventh chapters with us know that Julia spent quite a long time developing her recipe for French bread. Her editor Judith Jones felt that it was an essential recipe for the second volume of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and Julia and Paul spent weeks kneading, studying, learning from French bakers, and dropping bricks into steaming hot water!

The final recipe was perfect, and now a whole bunch of food bloggers are trying it out. See Julia Child's bread recipe in real living color, below...

It turns out that the Daring Bakers group of food bloggers is making Julia's French bread this month.

We were especially drawn to the photos and writeup by Michelle of culinography. Her perfectly risen boules are above, and here are two photos of the final bread she baked using Julia's recipe:

Lovely, right? Go check out her post for all her experiences making Julia's bread, along with the recipe. Sounds like a great weekend baking project!

(All photos by Michelle of culinography.)

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