When he wrote about Jim Lahey's bread in the New York Times, Mark Bittman's excitement was palpable: "The loaf is incredible, a fine-bakery quality, European-style boule that is produced more easily than by any other technique I've used, and it will blow your mind." Here, thanks to Jim Lahey, New York's premier baker, is a way to make bread at home that doesn't rely on a fancy bread machine or complicated kneading techniques.
The secret to Jim Lahey's bread is slow-rise fermentation. As Jim shows in My Bread, with step-by-step instructions followed by step-by-step pictures, the amount of labor you put in amounts to 5 minutes: mix water, flour, yeast, and salt, and then let time work its magic--no kneading necessary. The process couldn't be more simple, or the results more inspiring. Here--finally--Jim Lahey gives us a cookbook that enables us to fit quality bread into our lives at home.
- ISBN-13: 9780393066302
- ISBN-10: 0393066304
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
- Publish Date: October 2009
- Dimensions: 10.5 x 8.08 x 0.84 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.11 pounds
- Page Count: 224