As a native New Yorker, one knows that Zabar’s makes the best bread. Last weekend or so I watched Barefoot Contessa, where Eli Zabar showed the process for his Country Loaf. The process is really straightforward (and relatively hands off) and yields two delicious loaves that look straight out of your local bakery. The bread itself is soft and with a firm but not overly crusty crust. Of course you can do whatever you please with it, but our current favorite is to eat it with a slather of Biscoff Cookie spread (yes, a spread made out of those delicious cookies you get on the plane).
(Click the link above to go directly to the recipe)