Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Happy 100th, Julia!

Julia Child would be 100 years old today.  It's amazing to think what a difference she made (and continues to make) in the world--at least in this part of it (tho I suspect she has fans and followers all over the place).  I know I owe her a lot, not the least of which is introducing me to Nancy Silverton's Brioche recipe, on TV and in "Baking with Julia."  I've been making it now for years--though mostly just for special occasions.  It's the richest brioche I know.  And the Pecan Sticky Buns are an extraordinary extravagance--Julia at her buttery best.

I made the brioche dough to celebrate her centennial.  I started the dough yesterday afternoon and took the finished products out of the oven early this morning.

I made small tetes, several small loaves and then a full batch of the amazing Pecan Sticky Buns.

I was lucky to get in a picture before they disappeared.

We'll be doing more Julia-celebrating later today.