Ever since watching the Tartine Bread promotional video and stumbling upon the Tartine Bread Experiment blog, I’ve been dying to have another go at bread making at home and give working with yeast another chance. I still haven’t bought the book yet, but I have been hunting around the internet for some free recipes. Jim Lahey’s No Knead Bread recipe seems to be a very popular one, with FecalFace.com posting about it for some reason. (FecalFace is an art blog, I swear.)
This is only my second attempt (i and ii) and the results, so far, have been alright. I’m not quite sure what it is, it could be the flour I’m using or my kitchen itself or maybe even the oven, but my dough keeps turning out wetter than it should be and my attempts to compensate for it by adding more flour on my second try resulted in a very tough bread. (Adding extra flour required that I kneaded it a bit, so maybe that’s why it got tough?) I will try it with less water next time.
As Ink Remains had great looking results, so it’s not the recipe, it’s just me.
The sandwich was made using my day old Lahey bread. It had gotten tougher over night, but a quick pop in the toaster remedied that. The roasted chicken, using a rosemary and lime olive oil marinade, was also a leftover from the night before. And, of course, we all know a good sandwich is even better when topped with a fried egg.