My hat is off to The Perfect Loaf. Maurizio Leo’s recipes are original, consistently creative, and successful.
Just prior to Thanksgiving, Leo emailed his followers a baking schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday and with one substitution, and only one failure, I prepped his collection.
For the night before Thanksgiving to fuel the workers, I made focaccia, and my son Isaac decorated them.
Three days before Thanksgiving, I made a 50:50 whole wheat-white flour loaf that became some of the best mushroom, leek stuffing we ever had.
For Thanksgiving dinner, I made a large miche from an ancient wheat called Einkhorn, which looked great.
But proved to be my one disaster. I think I maybe over-proofed it.
But I redeemed myself with these sourdough pumpkin buns. PLAY VIDEO.
And to make up for my Einkhorn disaster I whipped together a couple of rye baguettes to support turkey sandwiches (a subsequent blog post.)