There simply was no way to anticipate the flavor of
White Chocolate Club Med Bread.
It is delicious!
Rose says to let it cool for two hours
but I was impatient with curiosity
and sliced off the end
at the hour mark.
It was barely warm
which let the exquisite
lighter than air texture and flavor
First plain and then with
strawberry jam, both were
nice but I prefer
It is the delicate ballerina
white tutu of breads.
My daughter suggested it would make wonderful
bread pudding and I happily agreed.
It was hard to tear up four slices of this lovely bread
It was worth it
With Black Arkansas caramelized apples
At first, I found it a bit peculiar
that Club Med gave
departing guests their own loaf as a gift,
never having heard of such a thing.
Rose went above and beyond
to recreate it.
And this dough is not the easiest to work with.
It is sticky, fiddly and I guessed at the double fold over dough step.
By the end I had no hopes for it at all.
Whenever I reach the
Oh bloody hell stage
plopping it in the pan for final proofing,
it's always such a shock to
open the oven door to a beautiful
loaf of bread.
This yeast alchemy never ceases to amaze me.
Rose Levy Beranbaum