Friday, June 19, 2009

A Most Excellent Loaf

I have been on a bread making binge lately. Buns, regular white bread, self-ground whole wheat bread and most recently, this no-knead bread recipe. It is SUPER easy to make. I made four changes to the recipe though: 1. I use 1.5 cups of water; 2. I don't use a towel under the bread, but piece of wax paper with a tiny bit of Pam sprayed on it and then cover the Pam with some flour (I was having trouble with dough sticking to the towel); 3. I don't bake it for an additional 15-30 minutes with the lid off, but about 10 and 4. I put the pan on a heavy cookie sheet to help moderate the bottom temperature. Also, the bread is better if you let it rise more toward 18 hours rather than 12. I cooked mine in a Le Creuset 3.5 quart risotto pan (looks like a wider, shallower dutch oven) and it worked perfectly.

I am known for many things and cooking isn't one of them. But I do think the loaf above does look yummy.


  1. I love when you comment on our blog.

    About my phone call: I'm glad she seems excited. I got a hold of him yesterday and gave him both numbers. His schedule is busy the next few weeks but I made him promise me that if I gave him the phone numbers that he WOULD call. He promised.

    I'll have to stay in touch.

    It's always fun to see you and your family when we are visiting.

  2. YEAHHHH! I'm so glad she had fun. You never know when you set people up how it will go.