Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bread Makes a Sandwich

Most of the people who read my blog know that I am motivated cook, a crazy geek photo nut and an avid sandwich maker. One of the things that makes a sandwich is the bread. I have relied on local markets and my bread making bride to provide me with great bread. I never wanted anything to do with making bread because it requires chemistry and patience, two things I am not really good at. This last weekend I took the leap of faith after reading Jim Lahey's book, My Bread. He describes his recipe as forgiving, but I would would call it pretty much idiot proof. I can attest. Even after making mistakes I turned out loaves that would beat most anything I could buy locally. Yes, I know I am late to the party. The recipe has been out there for years, but I am a bit of a slow learner. Buy the book or check it out of the library as I did. The recipe is online but the book adds some personal reference and romance to the story. There is little hands on time but the results rock!
Jim Lahey's no knead bread.

What did I do with all the bread? Make sandwiches!
French inspired Tartine/ open-faced sandwich


cookiecrumb said...

You must be so proud! What a gorgeous result, crust and crumb and all.

Greg said...

cookiecrumb- It was so easy and tasty. I did have a trained bread maker standing by. The biggest mistake I made was wearing a black t-shirt when dealing with flower.

Zoomie said...

I chuckled at the black t-shirt reference. Bread making is/can be fun. I'm glad you've given it a whirl. And that's one lovely tartine, there.

Greg said...

Zoomie- Yup, I did find out why bakers wear white. Thanks about the tartine. The tomato is the first and only (yet)ripe homegrown early girl.One sandwich at a time is my new mantra.

Zoomie said...

The photo is delicious, too.

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