Okay, I've been informed that there is a big scene in the movie, Julia and Julia involving beouf bourguignon. I have not seen the movie, but I guess I should now.
To do: watch all blockbuster hits before heading to the kitchen.
All I can say is that I hope hers turned our better than mine. Our stew was tasty no doubt, and the meat was really tender, but it was way too heavy --too rich to be eaten on its own. I'm not looking forward to leftover beef tonight, but hopefully adding some egg noodles or rice will entice me.
Can someone tell me if Amy Adams also made Rye bread to go with her beef? How uncanny would that be? Actually it was this loaf of bread that saved the meal. It also saved us from certain life as vegetarians.
Here is the recipe in case you want to try it! It is from More-With-Less.
Dissolve in large bowl:
1 tablespoon dry yeast in
1 cup warm water
1 cup scalded milk, cooled
1 tablespoon salt
2 Tablespoons melted fat or oil
2 Tablespoons molasses or brown sugar
2 cups fine rye flour
Beat until smooth. Slowly blend in:
4 1/2 cups white flour (I only used about 4 cups)
Turn dough onto floured surface. Knead 5-10 minutes. Let rest 20 minutes. Punch down and divide dough into 2 equal portions; shape into loaves. Place in greased bread pans, cover and let rise until double. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Butter tops after removing from oven.