It's REVEAL DAY!!!!
I get excited sometimes, just bear with me.
With all that hyperbole, not to mention the purple prose, I had fun, again, exploring a new blog. Little Bit of Everything was my assigned blog this month and I started going through it, and then I saw "The Recipe",
No Knead Bread.
I stopped looking at that point cause I had found the recipe I wanted to make, (she has a bunch of other great recipes too though). I love bread and had been meaning to try this kind of bread for a long time. And this was just the excuse I needed to get my Dutch Oven out of storage, re-season it and start using it again. Doesn't hurt that it's getting cool outside either and fresh, hot bread, straight out of the oven, well, all I can say is, bring it on, slathered with some butter and maybe a touch of honey and served with a big mug of hot chocolate.
Add the water and mix until a shaggy mixture forms.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for 12 - 18 hours, overnight works great for this. I put this in the oven, to keep the temperature even.
Heat oven to 450 degrees. I put my pot in the oven when it started heating, less chance of damaging the cast iron that way. When the oven has reached 450 degrees place a cast iron pot with a lid in the oven and heat the pot for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, pour dough onto a heavily floured surface and shape into a ball.
Cover with plastic wrap and let set while the pot is heating.
Remove hot pot from the oven and drop in the dough.
Cover and return to oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes remove the lid and bake an additional 15 minutes. Remove bread from oven and place on a cooling rack to cool.
I just had to show how pretty this bread looked on the inside. And the taste and crust and crumb, well. let me just say, I'm in trouble now. This bread was so good, I inhaled two pieces right off the bat, and I'd just finished eating bacon and eggs. I didn't eat my second piece of toast though. I just had this bread.
If you don't like crusty bread, don't make this. If you do like a crusty, artisan bread, well, let me just say this, I'm making this again to take with me to Boat Club as a side dish. I just want to share it with the world.
**** UPDATE**** I just wanted to say, I've gone through one 5# bag of flour and am well into my second bag, sigh. I just can't stop making this bread. I've brought it with me to a couple of things, and have had people inhale the bread. I'm making another loaf to bring with me on Sunday to dinner with friends. (He's cooking Duck, one of my faves).
My fellow Secret Recipe Club members also voted it the most popular recipe for that reveal.
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