Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Making bread....

I have never made bread....well not since Home Economics in high school. My friend Meghan gave me a very easy recipe for "No-knead" bread, and I thought I'd give it a try!

The ingredients are very simple:
3 cups of flour
1/4 teaspoon of yeast
1 and 1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 and 1/3 cup of water

Simply mix all the ingredients together until they form a sticky texture. Then cover and let it rise for 12-18 hours (I did it overnight)

In the morning the dough should look like this with bubbles covering the surface.

Take the dough out of the bowl and fold the edges in to create a round loaf, and wrap in a floured tea towel for another 1-2 hrs
(until you can poke the dough and the indention remains.)

During the last 30 minutes that the dough is rising, put a pot in a 475 degree oven to heat. Then put the dough inside (pot is VERY hot!) and bake covered for 30 minutes and uncovered for another 15-30 minutes. Until its golden brown and not burnt!! =)

Here's the final product cooling after it was done! I may have dusted a little too heavily with the flour before I baked it, but it didn't affect the taste!!

My first bread-making experience was a success!! =)

What new recipes have YOU tried lately?

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Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

Wow, that looks so good and easy! I definitely want to try this!

Layton Family Joy said...

I am always so jealous to read everyone who makes their own bread! I can't even make banana bread successfully! and it's MY FAVORITE!!

great job - this gives me encouragement to try!


Lauren said...

thanks so much for the recipe ... looks delicious!!

Theresa said...

Great job. I started making bread this past fall. I was always hesitant because of the kneading, but I found out that I could use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer with the dough hook. It is so easy that way.

SomeGirl said...

Yum... That looks delicious (and your photos look GREAT)! Way to the rock the domestic-momma-ness! :)

Traci Michele said...

Great job Rachel! Looks so yummy!


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carissa @ lowercase letters said...

that looks like a lovely loaf of bread! mmmm! i need to make some without relying on the bread machine!

HeathahLee said...

That looks yumm-o! I will have to try that. We love bread and rolls around here. : )

Rachel said...

Thanks for all the comments, y'all. It was SO easy!! Which is great for a carb addict like me!! lol!

Honey said...

You made that bread look so easy!