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Happy 100th Julia!

Julia Child has had a tremendous affect on cooking and baking over the years. Her individuality, her willingness to be imperfect and her ability to laugh, at anything are all lessons that we as cooks should model ourselves after. In honor of what would have been Julia’s 100th birthday, the Bread Baking Babes chose to make one of her longest recipes ever, Classic French Bread. I made this back a few years ago for a Daring Bakers challenge and truthfully, loved it! This time however, Julia would have taken a bite, tasted it, chuckled and told me, “Try again. Just try again!”

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6 Responses to “Happy 100th Julia!”

  1. Too long a rise can give too much flavor and then not enough rise … doesn’t sound right but I’ve had it happen. Still you’ve got it right, next time.

    Posted by Tanna | August 15, 2012, 9:15 pm
  2. It’s so frustrating when bread that was great one time turns out less than satisfying on another occasion, isn’t it?

    …been there; done that.

    I’m sure it will work better next time.

    Posted by Elizabeth | August 16, 2012, 11:06 am
  3. Well, mistakes were something Julia always treated like gifts…the better to learn, I guess. The jam looks pretty wonderful and your next French bread probably will, too.

    Posted by Elle | August 16, 2012, 4:47 pm
  4. Still looks good to me. Great for making bruscetta!

    Posted by Lien | August 17, 2012, 6:41 am
  5. What a perfect breakfast!

    Posted by Katie | August 17, 2012, 12:18 pm
  6. That was the thing about Julia, when something didn’t work she was always looking forward to the next time, when it would! It looks yummy to me, anyway!

    Posted by Susan/Wild Yeast | August 18, 2012, 4:15 pm

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