No-knead Bread

One of my Flickr contacts posted a picture of a bread that she had made.  She also included the link to the video on how to do it.  I watched and was amazed at how easy it seemed.  Could it be possible?  I tried it because I had all four ingredients in the house and I had nothing to lose.  It took me five minutes, that’s right, 5 minutes to prepare the dough.  Then it sits for at least 12 hours.  The next day it took me another five minutes, that’s right, 5 minutes to get it ready for the oven.  It baked for about 45 minutes and then I looked at it.  Holy Mackeral – REAL bread.  It probably didn’t taste too good, let me try it…..HOLY, IT TASTES AWESOME.   You have got to try this.  I already made 2 loaves this week.  The second one even better than the first.  I’m psyched over the simplicity and the deliciousness.

No-knead bread

3 cups All purpose flour

1/4 tsp. instant yeast

1 tsp. and 1/4 salt

1 and 1/2 cups warm water

Combine dry ingredients and then add the water.  Stir it with your hands just till it comes together.  Cover with damp cloth and let it sit for 12-19 hours.

The dough should be loose and stringy.  Lay a dishcloth down and dust it with something.  (I used corn meal).  You can use flour or wheat bran.  Experiment.  Transfer the dough onto cloth and fold it (you will see what I mean when you watch the clip).  Dust the top with more of whatever you used.  I put sesame seeds and sea salt on top of mine.

Oven is really hot at 500 degrees and the cast iron pot is in there.  Plop dough into HOT pot and cover for 30 minutes.  Then uncover for another 15-20 minutes.  You won’t believe how good this is.





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