11 Time Intensive Recipes Perfect for the Long Weekend
Focaccia with Roasted Squash
This dough requires some beauty sleep like you do, so start it Friday or Saturday night and enjoy it for the rest of the weekend.
Nothing says comfort like this white bean-laden French casserole, and this version, featuring duck confit and garlic sausage, is extra hearty and fortifying.
You might have a go-to bakery (or four) for picking up buttery croissants, but when you master laminated dough at home, your favorite pastry will be that much closer when you’re in need.
Crusty White Bread
Looking for a classic loaf? Look no further than this recipe from Chad Robertson of San Francisco’s Tartine Bakery.
Smoked and Cured Salmon with Orange Zest
It maybe time-consuming, but the preparation here is quite simple, and if you don’t have a smoker, this recipe has a trick for improvising one with tools you have on hand.
Between the ice cream, the crust and the assembly, this classic dessert requires a few stages of cooling and resting, but it’s well worth the wait.
Best-Ever Cold Fried Chicken
Letting this bird rest in seasoned buttermilk overnight is the first step, but the last—letting it cool off for another night—is the real secret.
Moody Tongue's Chocolate Cake
This seriously delicious and gargantuan cake from Chicago brewery Moody Tongue definitely takes time, but each component is surprisingly simple.
Two layers of seasoning—a rub and glaze—make this elevated deli staple one that will motivate you out of bed on your day off.
Three-Day Brined Lox with Anise-Herb Sauce
Or, if you’re looking for something a little less spicy, this lox using the Nordic method of wet brining, is equally as enticing.
Napa Cabbage Kimchi
Finally, now’s the perfect time to start that fermentation project that’s been on your mind, so give this kimchi a whirl. You’ll end up putting it on everything.