11.12.2012

{no knead bread recipe}

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One of my favorite things is the warm smell of bread baking on a rainy day. This is my go-to bread recipe, because it requires no kneading at all, so it's very easy! It has a crispy crust surrounding a soft, fluffy inside, and makes about four small loaves. Hope you enjoy!

{No knead bread recipe} 

3 Cups warm water

Active dry yeast

Spoonful of sugar

Flour

teaspoon of salt

Add yeast and a spoonful of sugar to water and stir vigorously with a fork. Let sit for about 10 minutes, until a foam forms on top. 

Add water/yeast mixture to large bowl and mix in salt. Add scoops of flour, mixing with a fork between scoops. 

When mixture becomes a loose dough, fold in more flour with fork. 

Add enough flour to create a sticky, loose but doughy form. Cover with towel and let rise for about 1-1.5 hours,  until dough doubles in size. 

Dust hands, work surface, and top of dough with flour, and twist off a portion. Fold and shape into loaf form, and set on cast iron skillet, or pizza stone (or cookie sheet, just add a little cornmeal to the base so it doesn't stick). 

Serrate top with a knife. 

I like to make two small loaves, and bake them side by side, but you can also make a large one. 

Let rise for about 40 minutes, then bake in a pre-heated 450° oven for about 30 minutes, along with a dish of 2 cups of water for added steam. 

Once crust is golden, remove from oven and let cool a few minutes before cutting. 

Leftover dough can be stored in the fridge for a few days, just form loaves from dough and let rise and hour before baking. 
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13 comments:

art deco dame said...

That looks like it needs to be paired with some soup and in my belly right now!

Sarah Kyle said...

This looks awesome! Thanks for sharing :-)

Irene :: { Heirloom Attire } :: said...

Looks delicious! How much flour though?

Lindsay Lane said...

Smell of bread always makes me so cheery. I can barely think of any other smell that tops the smell of freshly baked bread!

Lovely recipe. Thanks for sharing Solanah!

Lizbeth_Reads said...

Interesting recipe. That tea towel is really cute, the only thing missing is some vintage Pyrex.

Bunny Moreno said...

Looks super yummy!! xox

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

You make this look so easy, Solanah--I need to do this!

ConstantlyAlice said...

Mmmmmmm...bread..

Solanah said...

Irene, as much as is needed to make the correct consistency of dough, I never measure it, sorry!

Pogsie said...

Hi it looks lovely. Can I ask though did you use bread flour or all purpose? Thanks paula

Jessica Cangiano said...

There are few more comforting, classic or wonderful scents in the whole wide world than homemade bread baking, and seeing these lovely photos of yours almost made me feel as though I could detect that heavenly aroma right here in the room with me. Yum-yum! :)

♥ Jessica

Teresa said...

I totally agree. There is nothing better than the warm smell of bread baking! Love it and thanks for sharing your recipe. :)

Solanah said...

Pogsie, just all purpose :)