17 December 2008

Make This: No Knead Bread

I had my first experience baking bread yesterday. For some silly reason, I've always been a little wary of working with yeast. I'm convinced it's going to die on me and I'll end up with a big, globby mess. But when I heard about the No Knead Bread, I though I could try it. It's taken me over a year, but I've finally done it. I started the process on Monday afternoon when I was home from work on a snow day. I probably should have read the recipe first. I ended up letting my dough rise for well over 24 hours. When I got home yesterday from work, I finished it up, let the last step of rising happen, then threw it in the oven to finish. Ladies and gentlemen...my first loaf of homemade bread...
Besides actually being very easy, it's delicious. Just as airy and chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside as my favorite bakery breads. Honestly, if I can do it, with all the fear of yeast that I have, then anyone can. I highly suggest trying it out. You may never want to buy bread again.

1 comment:

  1. I just realized that I use the phrase, "Ladies and gentlemen" too much.