In the middle of winter, we crave simple, homey classics. Bring a little warmth to the table with a menu featuring creamy deviled eggs, pecan cheese wafers, crisp greens, and a chicken pot pie with tender vegetables and a buttery crust.
Made 10 days in advance with a hearty whole spelt flour starter, this loaf has rich caramel undertones and a pleasant sourness. Top slices of this bread with creamy, funky cheeses and cured or smoked meats and fish.
The pale yellow, thin-skinned sweet potato and the moister, orange-fleshed American "yam" (which is not really a yam, but another kind of sweet potato) both work well for these alternatives to conventional french fries.
The secret to the incredible flakiness of these herb-laced buttery rolls is in the folding: As when making puff pastry, butter is layered within the dough, folded, rolled out, and folded again. As with puff pastry, butter is layered within the folds of the dough for these herbed rolls. Each time the dough is rotated, rolled, and folded, another three layers of flakiness are created.