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These "hamburgers" of Jamaica are found on every corner in towns throughout the country. Prepared by few Jamaicans at home, patties are usually enjoyed as an on-the-go treat. Yet they are simple and economical to make. Keep some uncooked in the freezer, and then bake them (for about fifteen minutes) as you need them. You can make them smaller to serve as appetizers. From the book "Lucinda's Authentic Jamaican Kitchen," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Wiley).

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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.)

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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.

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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.