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Tuesdays With Dorie: Country Bread and Vanilla Chiffon Roll January 28, 2014

I have been MIA for a bit but I have been baking and have actually completed each month, but I have had some issues with actually taking the time to post….opps.

The first Tuesdays with Dorie of the New Year was the recipe for Country Bread, which is located on page 136 in Baking With Julia. This bread was fantastic. It does take some time to make because you make your own sponge, but it was worth it. I especially enjoyed the bread still slightly warm from the oven and smothered in Kerrygold Irish Butter. I thought I had gone to bread heaven when I was eating a slice. My 2 year old (Emma) was also a fan of the bread and butter combo.


This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie is the Vanilla Chiffon Roll located on page 227 in Baking With Julia. This recipe is a vanilla sponge cake filled with a chocolate-walnut mousse. It sounds weird but it is actually very good. The cake has a very pronounced vanilla flavor and has just enough sweetness to balance out the richness of the filling. I would state that if you are not a fan of walnuts, then I would omit that from the recipe and proceed with just the melted chocolate. If you can eat nuts, then I would suggest a substitution of hazelnuts. Speaking of that, maybe I should have done that since I had some on hand and then the filling would be similar to a Nutella mousse. Which currently sounds fantastic.



12 Responses to “Tuesdays With Dorie: Country Bread and Vanilla Chiffon Roll”

  1. Dawn Says:

    Ohhh, hazelnuts sound fantastic! Great idea! I omitted the nuts, but used another recipe for chocolate mousse. I was uncertain how the recipe in the book would work out with just omitting the nuts. 🙂

  2. Better late than never!!!!
    All look beautiful!!! well done!!!
    I love the hazelnuts idea, sounds delightful!!!
    I made one with ice-cream instead the mousse, and it was yummy too, there are lots of possibilities…

  3. Erin Says:

    I like the idea of hazelnuts too. Should have tried that.

  4. Liz Berg Says:

    Looks like both were winners at your house! Beautiful loaf and roll 🙂

  5. smarkies Says:

    Hazelnuts sound good! I stuck with the walnuts as I had a load of those at home.

  6. SandraM Says:

    Fantastic job on both the bread and cake!! Glad you got to make the bread. It really was a good bread. And the cake…well it was yummy!

  7. They both look great! I bet the hazelnuts were delicious!

  8. Sunita Says:

    Your roll looks really filled with a lot of mouse. I made a nutella mouse and added walnuts. Maybe hazelnuts the next time will be a better idea.

  9. teaandscones Says:

    That bread was soooo good. It didn’t last long here. And that cake… I used pecans, but hazelnuts would have been good, too.l

  10. nice job on both. and no doubt the cake would be fab with hazel mousse!

  11. Cathleen Says:

    Both your recipes look great. I went the hazelnut route for the mousse.

  12. Cher Says:

    I like the hazelnut substitution. You can never go wrong with something that tastes like Nutella!

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