Recipe: No knead bread

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No Knead Bread Recipe is adapted from Mark Bittman of NY Times who got it from Sullivan Street Bakery. When the recipe first came out, it was the blogging community who took the bread to new heights, especially Rose Levy Beranbaum, author of The Bread Bible.



Ingredients:-

  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water

Method:-

  • Mix dough: The night before, combine all ingredients in a big bowl with a wooden spoon until the dough just comes together. It will be a shaggy, doughy mess.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let it sit for 12-20 hours at room temperature.
  • Shape & preheat: The dough will now be wet, sticky and bubbly. With a wet spatula, dump the dough on a floured surface. Fold ends of dough over a few times with the spatula and nudge it into a ball shape. You can use your hands if you like, just keep your hands wet so that the dough does not stick. Place a large sheet of parchment paper on counter. Plop your dough onto parchment paper. Lift parchment paper up with dough and place into a large bowl. Cover bowl with a towel. Leave it for 2 hours. When you've got about a half hour left, slip your covered pot into the oven and preheat to maximum heat.
  • Bake: Your dough should have doubled in size. Remove pot from oven. Grab the ends of the parchment paper and lift entire wobbly dough blob out of bowl into pot. Doesn't matter which way it lands. Shake to even dough out. Cover. Bake 30 minutes. Uncover, bake another 15-20 minutes or until the crust is beautifully golden and middle of loaf is 210F. Remove and let cool on wired rack.
  • If not eating right away, you can re-crisp crust in 350F oven for 10 minutes.

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