Wednesday, February 18, 2009

No Knead Bread

Every now and then I feel like baking bread, sometimes by hand and once in a while using my bread machine. I don’t know why, but there’s something inherently magical about the act of making bread.

After reading about No Knead Bread adventures at Africankelli, Finnyknits, and Sassy-Priscilla, I succumbed to the lure and tried the recipe.

Making the bread is actually quite easy. Be forewarned, however, that you have to do some logistical planning. It took me two days to get to the actual baking point on this project.

The result? Add some Marionberry jam my friend Maggie brought me from Oregon and all I can say is mmmmm-mmmmm good.


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Good morning June!

I've been making "no knead bread" since the NY Times printed the recipe It's good! Very artisanal in texture and taste.
The Times also had a no knead pizza dough recipe recently -- I haven;t tried that as yet.
Have a nice day!
Hugs, Pat

Sassypriscilla said...

Oh boy. I haven't made it in a while but seeing your picture is making me drool! It really does take some planning, though.

Bread and jam sound good today.

Jane said...

The bread looks beautiful! Might try that. Also your butterfly photos - Wow!
Hope you got my pitiful bandage! After looking at the website, I see that I should've included the safety pin - sorry! Well, I'm doing MUCH better with my second one. It looks fine - the first 12in. anyway. I don't know why I had so much trouble with the first one, maybe just not used to such fine work. Will see how many I can do for next year. Thanks for introducing this program to us!
Jane - Jacksonville

Junie Moon said...

Jane--I picked up my mail this morning and your bandage did indeed arrive. Thank you so very much. Don't worry about the pin, I have extras and will take care of it. I'm so appreciative of all that you and the other participants have done.

Anonymous said...

I got hooked on the no-knead bread too a couple months ago. I turned on a neighbour and my sister-in-law to it as well. I find that if I start the dough right after supper dishes, that's perfect timing. That way, by lunch the next day it's time for next step and then it's ready to pop in the oven for supper that day. Don't you love how easy it is and the TEXTURE! Love it.

Storybook Woods said...

Isn't it amazing and easy. Now you have to try 5-minute bread. It is simular and even easier.

xoxoxo Clarice

hunnybunny said...

That looks divine! I need to get a dutch oven to try it. I make all our bread. I've taken to making enough to last the week, but I want yours!

Thimbleanna said...

Isn't it awesome? I love no-knead bread!

FinnyKnits said...

Nice! Yours totally came out! And that jam looks delish :)

SunnyInspiration said...

OMG. Looks delicious. I see Ms. Kelli making this, and it's now quite the trend. I may just have to try the receipe too at some point!

Erica said...

If you like making "no knead bread", then you should take a look at Nancy Baggett's kneadlessly simple bread book. It is filled with a variety of different no knead recipes. Here's her website There you can find her recipe archives so you can try out some of her various recipes. You can also find a link to her blog, so you can keep track of her latest activities. Happy Baking!