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speedy no-knead bread

29 Apr

This bread recipe is almost too good to be true.  With very little hands-on work you can have an artisan loaf of bread in 5 hours.  And as the title states….NO KNEADING!  Your house will smell amazing and your family members will gaze at you in wonderment when you present this loaf.

Speedy No-Knead Bread

  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 tsp) yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water

Combine dry ingredients in your standing mixer with the paddle attachment.  Add water and stir…dough will be shaggy.

shaggy dough!

Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 4 hours.

Heat oven to 450 degrees.  Place a dutch oven or cast iron pot with lid into oven to preheat.

Dust counter with flour (I use rice flour since it doesn’t burn as quickly at high temperatures like wheat flour does.  But you can use regular flour just fine).  Pour dough onto floured surface.  Bring the sides up to the middle, pinching it to stick together, several times to form a ball.  Cover with towel and rest for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, carefully take the hot lid off of the pot in the oven.  Sprinkle the top of the dough with more flour, scoop it up quickly and lay it into the hot pot.  Cover and bake with the lid on for 30 minutes.  Remove lid and bake until browned.  Remove from oven and let cool before slicing (if you can wait that long!)

This recipe came from the NY Times.

The entire loaf has 35 WW pts+.

bring sides up and pinch together in the middle

a beautiful loaf!

look at that crumb!

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3 Comments

Posted by on April 29, 2011 in baking, points plus

 

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3 responses to “speedy no-knead bread

  1. Beth

    April 30, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I made this but didn’t have a mixer handy, so I just stirred the dough with a wooden spoon. It turned out very well and tasted, oh so good.

     
  2. Magen

    May 6, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    This bread is so great. Nothing like hot bread from the oven, with a crunchy crust and chewy inside.

     

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