'My Bread' on Serious Eats
Jim Lahey's approach to pizza is decidedly Italian: combine great dough with toppings that are simple, clean, and light. His Pizza Patate is made of a thin, evenly crisp crust topped simply with thinly sliced potatoes, onions, olive oil, and rosemary.
The following recipe is from the March 31 edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! Sandwiches don't usually require a recipe, but I couldn't resist sharing this Panino "PMB" from My...
I suppose I should start by saying that peanut butter and jelly has never been one of my favorite sandwiches. I've always been more of a turkey or tuna girl. But this jelly roll-like loaf made of peanut butter dough and lined with jelly from My Bread by Jim Lahey looked way too delicious not to share, no matter where you stand on PB&J.
The ingredients for this Tortino di Cioccolato are similar to that of a flourless chocolate cake, but there was something fascinating about including bread crumbs too. Would they break down during the baking or keep their crunchiness? Do the finished tortinos have the same fermented quality as Lahey's signature no-knead bread?
There was no way that I could resist four long, thin baguettes studded with olives and sun-dried tomatoes. They looked absolutely beautiful, and knowing that the dough was based on Jim Lahey's foolproof no-knead bread method, I was confident that the finished loaves wouldn't be an all-day project.
I was a little late to jump on the No-Knead Bread bandwagon—it was one of those recipes that I'd been meaning to try but never got around to, until about a month ago. Ever since that first loaf, Jim Lahey's no-knead bread has become an instant staple in my kitchen and I try to have a bowl of dough proofing on my counter at all times.
Without all of that time-consuming and arm-tiring kneading, bread baking becomes instantly accessible to the home baker, and Jim Lahey's fool-proof no-knead method creates a loaf that could stand up to any pricier, artisanal version. Each day this week we'll feature a recipe from Lahey's book My Bread. Enter to win a copy here.