Arugula, Tomato & Lemon Preserves on Ciabatta

Ingredients Ciabatta bread Arugula leaves Tomato slices Goat cheese Salt & pepper Lemon preserves (recipe follows) Olive oil Directions Place arugula leaves on both side of the bread and place a tomato on one side and a tablespoon of lemon preserves on the other. Place a dollop of goat cheese on and season with salt […]

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Ciabatta

Makes 2 loaves Ingredients For sponge ½ teaspoon active dry yeast 2 tablespoons warm water (105°-115°F) 1⁄3 cup room-temperature water 1 cup bread flour For bread ½ teaspoon active dry yeast 2 tablespoons warm milk (105°-115°F) 2⁄3 cups room-temperature water 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cups bread flour 1½ teaspoons salt Directions Make sponge In […]

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Fresh Pea Soup with Ham Hock and Croutons

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 loaf ciabatta bread Olive oil Salt 2 ham hocks, raw or smoked 1 large Spanish onion, diced 2 celery stalks, diced 1 leek, diced 3 cloves garlic, diced 2 cups white wine 1 bouquet garni (bay leaf, thyme, parsley, Grains of Paradise, or black pepper) 2 quarts stock, vegetable or chicken […]

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Zucchini, Chili & Mint Panini with Parmesan

Makes 4-6 Paninis Ingredients 2 zucchinis, cut into ribbons (using a mandolin) ½ cup fresh mint leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 clove garlic, chopped superfine 1 teaspoon fresh red chili, deseeded and chopped superfine 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted Salt 12-18 slices parmesan cheese Ciabatta […]

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