Tuesday Evening I mixed up a new bread for my gang to try. It was a wonderfully easy bread to mix that is mixed up the night before and left to rise for 12 to 18 hours then punched down for a second rise and cooked in a dutch oven on very high heat. Wednesday morning we got up to overcast skies and a drizzling rain. What a perfect day to make bread. The great thing about this bread is that it is no knead requiring very little handling at all actually. With a batter of simply flour, water, salt and yeast it is more of an artisan bread.
O Wise One loved it but found it rather bland so next time I am going to try adding some cheese and herbs to it. I also think that it is better with a coating of melted butter on the crust and it was better the next day in my opinion. Loved the texture though and that old cast iron dutch oven really did the trick.
There is a wonderful tutorial for this bread over at Frugal Lliving NW
The only complaint I had was that this used 6 cups of flour and made a huge loaf : )
My next time making this loaf I am going to try this recipe over at Simply So Good Blog
I like that this recipe is a 3 cup flour loaf and that she adds cheese, herbs and even whole grain flours to hers. A smaller loaf is definitely more manageable for my family.
Anyway a great bread and thanks to both these ladies for great recipes. Check out both their blogs.
Pardon me while I go stuff my face with some homemade bread, butter and strawberry rhubarb jam. I'll save you a bite..
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