Sunday, March 6, 2011

No Knead Easy Artisan Bread - Dangerously Delicious

One of our downfalls is bread. Fresh. Warm. Crusty. Chewy. Bread. I found a fabulous recipe for an Artisan bread. Easy. No Kneading. Delicious. When Marc sliced it and took the first bite he said to me "THIS is going to be dangerous". He knew this is the kind of bread we love and now we'd found the recipe! It was going to be very hard not to have this bread around....and not eat it. THAT was dangerous.

For this recipe you need a LeCreuset heavy pot with lid. I don't have a LeCreuset but have one by another name. It is one of those very heavy enamel types.

If you love a good Artisan bread you need to try this recipe.

Artisan Bread Recipe
Mix together in a large bowl
3 cups flour
1-3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp yeast

1-1/2 cups water

Mix with a large spoon. It will be sticky and might be a bit hard to mix. Thats fine. Cover the bowl with some plastic wrap. Leave it on the counter from 12-18 hours. Don't put it in the refrigerator it needs to proof at room temperature.

The dough will have risen to the top of the bowl, be bubbly and sticky. Place a clean tea towel on the counter and sprinkle a fair amount of flour (and I also added corn meal) in the middle of the towel.

Make the dough into a ball and place on the middle of the towel. Sprinkle a fair amount of flour (and again cornmeal) over dough.

Cover the dough with the towel bringing in the towel from the back and front. Let it rise another 2 hours.

Heat your oven to 450F about 1/2 hour before baking the bread and put the empty pot into the oven for 1/2 hour to preheat it.

After 1/2 hour take pot out of the oven carefully. It is very hot! Put the dough into the pot seam side up. Cover. Place in oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes remove the lid and allow to bake another 15 minutes. It will be a beautiful light brown colour.

Remove from oven, leave the lid off and allow to cool in pot on a rack for at least 1hour.

Then slice up. Delicious! Truly! And sooo easy. We loved it as toast at breakfast also.

Try'll love it.. Judi xoxo

(I'll share our Saturday night dessert later this week...mmmmmmmmm)


Theresa said...

I LOVE bread, I could do without lots of stuff but not bread!

Thanks for the recipe, I don't have one of those heavy pots but will look at TJMaxx:) Have a blessed evening! HUGS!

Julie said...

I discovered the NO KNEAD bread a few months back and it is so crunchy and good!! I am dangerous around bread though, as are all the females in my we have had to slow down on making it!!!

Libby said...

YUMMMM!!! We love bread around here too! I am going to try this!! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Oh, my Lord, Judi! This looks incredible! We love fresh baked breads too and I just don't make them anymore. Maybe I ought to try this! I'm sure it would dangerous over here too! Yummy!!
You must be the best cook!!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Artifax said...

omg .. what an amazing bread recipe! No kneading required is of course great, but what is most amazing is that you can cook the bread in a pot like that. I never knew such a thing was possible. Very interesting! I'll have to see if one of the neighbors has a pot like that so I can give it a try. said...

I am printing this off, it sounds wonderful!!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

oh my....does that ever look delicious!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

This looks great and simple. All ingredients are safe for dd as well. The only problem is...I don't have a pot like that :-(

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Judi--I'm so excited that I had to share. I just got a deal on a pot like that at Sam's Club today for $20.00. I can't lift it right now, however my husband can :-) Can't wait to get it washed and try this bread!

Judi said...

That is have to come back and tell me what you think of the bread...I've made it twice now and it was delicious both times...

Nancy McCarroll said...

This looks like a keeper. thanks for sharing.

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