advertisement

advertisement

No Thanks
Let
Keep In Touch With MarthaStewart.com

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

All About

Yeast breads

Explore 111 recipes, 1 project, 1 article, 3 galleries, 45 videos, and more

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

recipe

The dough for this pizza is too moist to knead by hand, so this recipe lets a standing mixer do the work. The process was devised by a renowned pizza bianca maker of Campo de Fiore in Rome. He handed it down to Jim Lahey of Sullivan Street Bakery in New York City, who taught it to food critic Jeffrey Steingarten, whose writing on it inspired our food editorial director, Lucinda Scala Quinn, to create this variation. You should use a 14-inch pizza stone and wooden peel. (You can use the back of a rimmed baking sheet instead of the peel.)

recipe

For the most tender pizza crust, use "00" flour, a finely ground style popular in Italy for making pizza and pasta. Use this dough to make Christian Petroni's Tenderoni Pizza, Margherita Pizza, and White Pizza. Martha and Christian Petroni prepared these recipes on episode 503 of Martha Bakes.

recipe

This recipe can be used to make not only baguettes and rolls, but also boules. To make boules, divide the dough in half, and follow the instructions for the Multigrain Boule, beginning with step 7. Decrease the baking time to 35 to 40 minutes.

recipe

Robertson describes a starter-a mixture of flour, water, wild yeasts, and bacteria-as a baker's fingerprint. Making one is simple, but it does require a commitment: Count on feeding and caring for the mixture for three weeks before you start baking. For something closer to immediate gratification, begin using the starter after five to seven days, or order a fresh starter at kingarthurflour.com. (Keep in mind, the flavor won't be as complex.) Another secret to baking like a pro: Weigh all the ingredients-even the water-using a kitchen scale that includes metric measurements.

Other Ideas To

Try