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Daniel Leader

Daniel Leader was one of the earliest proponents of artisanal bread making in this country and continues to run his bakery Bread Alone, which he founded in 1983. His book Bread Alone is a classic on the subject and won the IACP award for best baking book. His most recent book is Local Breads. He lives in Bearsville, New York.

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    Cider Doughnuts

    When my children were small, cider doughnuts were one of the only sweet treats they were allowed. How could I say no to such special yeasted pastries, especially when they…

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    Caramel Monkey Bread

    Gooey caramel poured into the bottom of the pan creates just enough stickiness to hold together the nut-and-sugar-coated balls of sweet dough. The result is a pull-apart treat that is…

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    Luxury English Muffins

    This recipe was inspired by the English muffins I saw on a visit to London’s Borough Market. Unlike the inch-thick, pallid packaged specimens I was familiar with from my local…

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    Grilled Italian Hero Sandwich

    This recipe, excerpted from the cookbook Panini Express, does wonders for the familiar meaty hero sandwich just by pressing and grilling it. Warmed up, the deli ingredients just taste better. Of course, starting with the…

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    Fresh Salmon Croque Madame

    A classic Croque Madame is a grilled cheese sandwich with a fried egg on top. In this version, the soft yolk becomes a delicious sauce for an open-faced sandwich of…

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    Sausage Panini with Grapes & Gorgonzola Dolce

    This easy recipe combines three quintessentially Italian foods into a satisfying sandwich. Gorgonzola dolce is a creamy, mild, spreadable version of the famously pungent blue cheese.

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    Buffalo Chicken Panini with Blue Cheese and Celery

    Excerpted from the cookbook Panini Express, this sandwich is a tribute to Buffalo's favorite chicken wing recipe. If you don't have any leftover barbecued chicken, plain cooked chicken will do, especially when…

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    Corned Beef Panini with Muenster Cheese and Wilted Cabbage

    Here's a quick and tasty way to get that beloved corned beef and cabbage combination (with melted Muenster as a surprise ingredient) in a toasty sandwich everyone will love.

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