Our Bread, Easy Bread

 

Photo of kneading bread dough by witigonen.What better way to celebrate the holidays than with really good, delicious bread? But even better, what if you were able to make your own?

Bread-making is hard, laborious work, isn’t it? Well, it doesn’t have to be. I’ve become a convert to a new, spectacularly easy way of making delicious, aromatic loaves of bread.

Watch the Technique

I don’t really know my way around a kitchen, but I do know how to make great bread. How easy is it? Take a look.

 

Both History and Philosophy Behind It

You may have read the accompanying New York Times piece about Jim Lahey--a Manhattan baker and “no-knead” bread advocate--that explains how to very simply make a loaf of very good bread. I tried it, and from my very first loaf, I was hooked.

Loaf of baked bread by Alejandro Gallegos.From Basic to Elaborate

Good news, his book, My Bread: The Revolutionary No-Work, No-Knead Method, is available at the library! Also good news: the basic recipe is available on the New York Times site. 

OK, so this particular loaf I made may not have the ideal shape, but goshDARN(!) is it good!

Happy baking!

Photo credit: Alejandro Gallegos and witigonen

 

Author Bio:

Alejandro Gallegos loves pretty much any kind of baked good, as long as it isn't dry . . .

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No-Knead bread

I make this all the time - it has a half-life of about 22 minutes at our house - it's easy and incredibly tasty - the one I make has beer in it which helps things along quite nicely ...

I love kneading! I think I'm

I love kneading! I think I'm the only one, though:)
This looks like a really cool technique -- I'll have to try it. Thanks!

... and I made some -- just

... and I made some -- just the pizza dough/flatbread recipe (because I don't have a dutch oven - yet) and it was DELICIOUS!

mmmm bread

nothing like fresh bread and day old tea! Well, I take that back. Nothing better than fresh bread and 2 or 3 day old tea. No, I take that back. Nothing better than fresh bread and 4 day old tea. No......
 

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