What is stecca you ask?  In this case it’s the Italian word for stick and Jim Lahey, author of “My Bread” is referring to  bread sticks or baguettes.  My husband has been on another one of his creative bread making adventures.  Look at the yummy results.

One recipe of dough made these four baguettes.  Two have large grape tomatoes cut in half and the other two have pitted kalamata olives; all pressed into the dough before baking.  The results were delicious.

Additionally, he’s been making our weekly pizza doughs which are a far cry from the store bought dough at my local grocery.

We tried a celeriac or celery root pizza coupled with onion and grated nutmeg. Crispy crust and a soft, creamy topping.  Very unusual and tasty.

Grating nutmeg over the pizza

Other pizzas include olive and red sauce.  You can see why I cherish Friday (pizza) nights!

Green Olive

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