So this recipe sounded simple enough. Just add 3 cups flour, 1 1/2 cup water, Pinch of salt, and 1/4 tsp yeast, let rise overnight (12 hours), shape into a round loaf, let rise 2 more hours, then bake for 45-60 minutes. So it involved a lot of waiting but the reviews all raved about the end product and how it was all worth it. Yeah, not so much. So why am I including this post if I didn’t like the outcome? This blog is as much for me as it is for you. It’s a way for me to document the recipes i make, whether I like them or not. This one, unfortunately I did not like. For me, it tasted like…dog food. Not that I know what that tastes like because I never ate dog food as a child while waiting for dinner (ok, yes I did that). But yeah I was quite bummed this didn’t turn out. Well, it turned out amazing just the flavor was lacking. The bread itself was actually quite soft inside and crispy on the outside. So if you like that type of bread, maybe give it a try. My other downfall was that I used all whole wheat flour rather than white flour so the flavor and texture were a bit off due to that, at least off compared to what it would have been like with white flour. So while I dont want to waste the time to make it again with white flour, maybe someone else out there will want to. This is just my personal opinion.
The recipe can be found here: http://annastable.blogspot.com/2011/01/rustic-artisanal-no-knead-bread.html?spref=fb
I still wanted to upload the pics I took so enjoy.
Here is the dough before rising:
Here is the dough after rising overnight:
It’s quite amazing that the bread rose that much with only 1/4 tsp yeast.
Here is the dough after being baked in the oven:
have a great bread recipe you’re willing to share? I’d love to see it!