I've posted about this recipe before, but it's been awhile, so I felt it was worth mentioning again.
I've been feeling a little on the cruddy side this week, but this bread cheered me right up. I mean, just look at it! It looks like it came from a *real* bakery for goodness sake! But the real bakery is right here in our humble little kitchen! Nothing like a slab of totally homemade and hot from the oven, crispy crackly crusty bread, steaming on the inside and slathered with butter, to cure what ails you. At least until you try to button your pants. Oh well!
Here's a link to the infamous recipe, originally posted in the New York Times, adapted from Jim Lahey. Give it a try. And try not to eat the whole loaf in one sitting. I be you'll have a hard time with that. But don't let that stop you. Enjoy!