Wednesday, April 2, 2008

No Knead Bread: Fast, easy & fun

I love bread. If someone asks me what my favorite food is, I'll either answer pizza or bread. I could live off nothing but bread if I had to, and I'd gladly do it. My favorite thing is the crust, so I always ask for the end of the loaf.

Another thing I love about bread, is the ingredients for great bread are so simple! The past two days we had barely anything to eat in the house, so I've made bread.

And now about the new recipe I found!

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Monday I wasn't feeling so well. Whenever I moved my head I felt dizzy, but I really felt like some fresh bread without all the work. Then I found the recipe for "simple crusty bread" on the NY times website and gave it a try. It came out beautifuly! Super fast and easy, barley any work on my part.

On Tuesday I was in a hurry getting ready for work, but my mom was making marinara sauce and noodles for dinner and I knew we needed some bread to go with it. I made it again and it was even better this time around! I mixed it and let it rise for about 4 hours, then had my brother place it in the fridge while I was at work. When I got home, I pulled it out, shaped it, and let it rise again for about an hour and a half. Delicious, crusty bread, perfect for when you're in a hurry. (especially when you have no food in the house!)
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The recipe can be found by click this sentence.

3 comments:

Karen said...

Beautiful! Love that crumb and those photos.

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Marye said...

great job! I love easy bread.
marye
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Christina said...

It looks like a quicker version of the no-knead recipe. Even though the no-knead is fairly simple, sometimes I don't want to make it or I didn't plan the day before.

Beautiful bread, the crust and crumb look wonderful and very artisan.

I'll definitely be trying this recipe!