December 24, 2012 was a momentous day, for more reasons than one. I made, for instance, this taftun flat bread — the first bread formula that I have attempted since 2008 that is not featured in Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice. It’s ridiculous, but I felt just slightly disloyal as I measured (without a digital scale, no less) the ingredients listed in Najmieh Batmanglij’s Food of Life.
We served this pita-like bread with a lovely platter of fresh herbs, goat cheese, and toasted nuts. Sadly, no photo of this platter exists — I must re-create it soon! I now have completed 33 of Batmanglij’s 268 recipes. Percentage complete: 12.31%