On many occasions, baking a multi-step layer cake or whipping a creamy semifreddo is an accomplished and therapeutic process. On other days, when your kitchen is sweltering and life has thrown one too many curveballs, the most you can muster is to pour a glass of milk to go with the stale box of chocolate wafers sitting on your fridge.
This is where everyman's bread steps in, rescuing you from jumping ship on dessert. The following seven recipes look past bread pudding, cleverly transforming a pantry staple into treats worthy of a dinner party.
A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).