No-knead bread

So this is not an outfit post. Today I’ll be talking about bread!

The truth is – I love bread! I grew up eating bread with everything (my Mom, 80% of the time, made bread). Bread for breakfast. Bread for lunch. Bread for dinner. Bread for Nutella snacks. Or just bread on its own.

 Even though I have cut on eating bread quite a bit (especially in the last year after I did Gluten Free diet for a year), I still enjoy it once in a while.

So when my sister told me about this No-knead-bread recipe, it had to be tried. And try it I did. My taste buds rejoiced.

If I can make it, so can you!

Easy my friends, it’s so easy and quite delicious!  It only requires four ingredients. And maybe a little patience, as it needs 14-20 hours of rising (I went with 18 hours) but the wait is very much worth it.

Below is how mine turned out

I Baked it in the Cast Iron Dutch oven

 

Ingredients:

3 Cups All Purpose or Baking Flour (a bit more for dusting)

1/4 Cup Instant Yeast

1 1/4 Tea spoon Salt

Preparation:

  1. In a large bowl combine flour, yeast and salt. Add 1 5/8 cups water, and stir until blended; dough will be shaggy and sticky. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let dough rest at least 12 hours, preferably about 18, at warm room temperature, about 70 degrees.
  2. Dough is ready when its surface is dotted with bubbles. Lightly flour a work surface and place dough on it; sprinkle it with a little more flour and fold it over on itself once or twice. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rest about 15 minutes.
  3. Using just enough flour to keep dough from sticking to work surface or to your fingers, gently and quickly shape dough into a ball. Generously coat a cotton towel (not terry cloth) with flour, wheat bran or cornmeal; put dough seam side down on towel and dust with more flour, bran or cornmeal. Cover with another cotton towel and let rise for about 2 hours. When it is ready, dough will be more than double in size and will not readily spring back when poked with a finger.
  4. At least a half-hour before dough is ready, heat oven to 450 degrees. Put a 6- to 8-quart heavy covered pot (cast iron, enamel, Pyrex or ceramic) in oven as it heats. When dough is ready, carefully remove pot from oven. Slide your hand under towel and turn dough over into pot, seam side up; it may look like a mess, but that is O.K. Shake pan once or twice if dough is unevenly distributed; it will straighten out as it bakes. Cover with lid and bake 30 minutes, then remove lid and bake another 15 to 30 minutes, until loaf is beautifully browned. Cool on a rack.

 

Bon Appétit!

11 Comments

  1. Kallie E
    January 17, 2014 / 1:23 pm

    Love it! I love homemade bread but it can be so hard! I usually let it knead and rise in my bread machine because I'm so lazy haha. This is a great recipe, thanks for sharing!Kallie @ But First, Coffee

    • Lilly Style
      January 17, 2014 / 2:29 pm

      haha, if I had a bread machine I'd probably do the same 🙂

  2. Aracely @ Mama Fashion Files
    January 17, 2014 / 2:11 pm

    I love bread but I doubt I could make it! 🙁

    • Lilly Style
      January 17, 2014 / 2:29 pm

      I thought the same thing, but it is SO easy. Trust me, you could totally do it 🙂

  3. Anonymous
    January 17, 2014 / 2:37 pm

    So good :)http://timiswardrobe.blogspot.hu/xx

  4. jessica rose
    January 17, 2014 / 3:25 pm

    Ha! I had a similar up bringing…my parents are Irish….and whatever we went bread came too…! ;)http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

  5. curly
    January 17, 2014 / 4:46 pm

    Omg,that looks sooo good

  6. Erin
    January 17, 2014 / 10:40 pm

    My husband loves making this bread. It's delicious!

  7. OccasionallyAJ
    January 18, 2014 / 2:09 am

    Holy amazing! I totally don't have the patience for that though, LOL!-AJ

  8. Lily
    January 18, 2014 / 6:59 pm

    It looks amazing. Baking is one thing I haven't tried to do a lot. I'm lazy I guess. LOL Gluten free diet? I would like to do that but I love carbs way too much.

  9. Nidhi Patel
    January 18, 2014 / 11:01 pm

    Ah this does look pretty easy, must try. Thanks for the awesome recipe!:)NidhiAn Unblurred Lady

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