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!
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Jim Lahey's no knead bread.

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

6 comments:

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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