We had lovely weather again this weekend in NYC and it put me in the mood to be domestic. Before heading out for groceries on Saturday I perused Pinterest over my morning coffee and landed on this pin for No Knead Artisanal Bread. I can remember making bread once and it didn’t go very well. But for some reason I was compelled to give it a try. All you need is 6 cups of bread flour, salt and yeast.
I forgot to take a picture of the dough right after it was mixed but let’s say it was half the size of the risen dough I woke up to on Sunday:
The bowl I used is one of those meant to go on a vintage stand mixer and is pretty hefty. This seemed like a ton of dough. I’ll be honest. I really expected this to fail. I don’t know why but it just seemed like it would stick too much or not bake properly or something. I had to flour my hands a lot to get the dough out of the bowl and shaped into a ball on the parchment. Then it came time to flip it into the hot Dutch Oven. There was a little issue here and parts of the dough stuck to the paper (unfloured parts) but I just tipped in it there and hoped for the best.
Um yeah. That is perfect bread. Want to see it up close?
I seriously patted myself on the back.
My husband was very impressed as well. It was absolutely delish. I can’t get over how easy it was. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed. The link to pin is at the beginning of the post but here is a direct link to THE RECIPE. The step by step photos really helped me. This is a recipe adapted from the famous 5 Minute Artisanal Bread book. Next up? Whole wheat . . . .