Chewy farro -- an Italian whole grain -- is tossed with mixed greens in this colorful salad. It's flavored by two kinds of grapes that have been baked in a low oven to concentrate their sweetness and release their juices. The Concord grapes aren't seedless, but they make a beautiful garnish.
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.
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.