Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A movie and some baguette rolls

As soon as I had seen the first preview of “Julie and Julia” some weeks ago, I knew I had to see this movie. What could be a better movie as about food, learning to cook in a foreign country and then of course blogging. I was so excited that whenever I saw the ad coming on TV I told S. how I could not wait for the release. It must have been a 100 times that I made him promise to see the movie with me as soon as it would come out, that he finally got a bit annoyed. :-) But of course over the weekend we went together to the theatre to see the long awaited movie and I have to say I just loved it.
Meryl Streep has always been one of my favourite actresses and as always she has done a fantastic job in this movie. Her portrait of Julia Child is just divine and seeing her wandering the streets of Paris made me once again miss Europe and home so much.
So yesterday I decided to make some baguette rolls as I have always loved this kind of bread. It reminded me of many vacations in France, sitting in a small roadside café on a beautiful sunny morning, sipping a café au lait and biting in this heavenly crunchy baguette topped with butter and apricot jam.
I better give you the recipe now before I sink deeper into my daydreams of France and Europe. :-)
Makes 6 rolls.


- 6 cups unbleached white flour
- 1 Tbsp. salt
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp. active-dry yeast
- about 3 ½ cups lukewarm water


In a large bowl combine flour, salt, sugar and yeast and mix. Add the water step by step while kneading the dough with your hands. Knead for some minutes. If the dough is too dry add a little more water but make sure it does not get sticky. Take on a smooth surface and knead for some more minutes. Divide the dough in 6 portions and shape into oblong rolls. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the rolls on it. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size. Takes about 1-1 ½ hours.
Cut the top of the rolls slightly lengthwise and brush some cold water on top.
Place the rolls into the cold oven and then heat to 400 F. Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
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Anonymous said...

nice article!

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Kaya said...

Thanks so much!

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