Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia - 55th installment. The recipe is Cantuccini.
|Kneading the sticky dough on a board|
I found the dough rather sticky to knead and shape. After reading the P&Q on the TWD site, I wondered if I should use two eggs instead of three eggs, but I stuck with the recipe and used three. I used a lot of flour to knead and shape. I'm not sure if it would help to use fewer eggs - maybe they wouldn't rise the same way. I'm also not sure why the kneading had to be done on a board...maybe it folds air into them (?).
|Logs after baking|
The logs seemed a little flattish, but they sliced up and baked up nicely. It was good advice to let the logs cool thorough, and it helps to use a serrated knife for slicing.
|Slices ready for second round of baking|