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Erthn ovn

Just baked Jim laheys recipe for olive bread. recipe said 3 grams yeast which seemed like too much(I had tried another of his recipes that called for 1 gram yeast and it worked great) and it seems like it was. The yeast seems to have over proofed and died out somewhat and bread came out too flat and tastes like no sugar left in the dough. any ideas what I did wrong

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Artisan Bread article in New York Magazine

March 5, 2012 - 6:19pm -- sweetbird

I thought this was an interesting article on artisinal bakers in New York City, which includes some history on the artisanal baking movement. If you look at the bottom of page 3 there are several related articles, including an eye-opener about Jim Lahey, "The Mad Baker of Sullivan Street." He's a bit rough around the edges...!

One of the loaves featured is a buckwheat-pear bread. Seeing it inspired me to bake one of my favorites -- a buckwheat-apple sourdough with hard apple cider. I baked it today and hope to post it tomorrow.

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Lahey's stirato recipe?

March 20, 2011 - 2:45pm -- jdbaron

Hi everyone,


I'm traveling right now in a bit of a bread wasteland and am looking to bake up some of Jim Lahey's lovely stirato; alas, my copy of his "My Bread" is back home.  Is there a kind soul out there that might be able to share the details?  Crib notes version would be fine! Thanks so much in advance - you can also email me at jdbaron at gmail dot com.

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Jim Lahey's Popeye Pizza

March 14, 2009 - 6:02pm -- Debra Wink

I debated between naming this thread Jim Lahey's Popeye Pizza, and Jim Lahey's No-Knead Pizza Dough. But since Jim Lahey's name is practically synonymous with "no-knead," maybe the latter is redundant. Anyway, it's green, and St. Patty's day is this week, so I thought I'd share.


Click here: Popeye Pizza   (the video is worth watching)

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