I am kicking myself for not trying the famous 'no knead' bread that has been talked about the last few years. I tried it out and I am here to tell you guys that this recipe is fantastic. It comes together so quickly that it is hard to believe such great results can be made, but believe it!
This recipe came from the blog Simply So Good. If you would benefit from step by step photos, or browsing the hundreds of comments regarding this recipe, head on over to Simply So Good and check it out.
-I add 1 Tbsp. sugar to my dough. I read a comment at another site where a reader mentioned she adds sugar to get the bread to rise higher. I am not a professional baker so I can't vouch for how how legit this tip is, but I added sugar and my loaf turned out wonderful and rose well, so I add it.
-I use parchment paper so that the loaf can easily be lifted out of the pan.
-The time for letting the dough rise is lenient. I make the dough sometime in the late evening and bake it sometime in the late morning.
Artisan No-Knead Bread
Makes one loaf
- 3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
- 1 3/4 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon yeast
- 1 Tablespoon sugar (optional, see notes)
- 1 1/2 cups cool tap water
1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt and yeast. Add water and mix until a shaggy mixture forms. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for 12 - 18 hours. Overnight works great.
2. Heat oven to 450 degrees. When the oven has reached 450 degrees place a cast iron pot with a lid in the oven and heat the pot for 30 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, pour dough onto a heavily floured surface and shape into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and let set while the pot is heating.
4. Remove hot pot from the oven and drop in the dough. Cover and return to oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes remove the lid and bake an additional 15 minutes. Remove bread from oven and place on a cooling rack to cool.
Recipe from Simply So Good.