Almost No-knead BreadFrom httpmom 8 years ago
- Adapted from Jim Lahey, Sullivan Street Bakery First published in The New York Times last year was a recipe for No-Knead bread. It was a Phenomenon! Everybody was making this super easy artisan bread. I must of made at least 25 loaves. There was only one problem...the taste was a little bland....but Alas America's Test Kitchen version to the rescue. shopping list
- 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (15 ounces), plus additional for dusting work surface, I used Costco Organic shopping list
- 1/4 teaspoon instant or rapid-rise yeast shopping list
- 1 1/2 teaspoons table salt shopping list
- 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water (7 ounces), at room temperature shopping list
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons mild-flavored lager (3 ounces) shopping list
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar shopping list
How to make it
- Use a mild-flavored lager, such as Budweiser (mild non-alcoholic lager also works). The bread is best eaten the day it is baked but can be wrapped in aluminum foil and stored in a cool, dry place for up to 2 days.
- 1. Whisk flour, yeast, and salt in large bowl. Add water, beer, and vinegar. Using rubber spatula, fold mixture, scraping up dry flour from bottom of bowl until shaggy ball forms. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for 8 to 18 hours.
- 2. Lay 12- by 18-inch sheet of parchment paper inside 10-inch skillet and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Transfer dough to lightly floured work surface and knead 10 to 15 times. Shape dough into ball by pulling edges into middle. Transfer dough, seam-side down, to parchment-lined skillet and spray surface of dough with nonstick cooking spray. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature until dough has doubled in size and does not readily spring back when poked with finger, about 2 hours.
- 3. About 30 minutes before baking, adjust oven rack to lowest position, place 6- to 8-quart heavy-bottomed Dutch oven (with lid) on rack, and heat oven to 500 degrees. Lightly flour top of dough and, using razor blade or sharp knife, make one 6-inch-long, 1/2-inch-deep slit along top of dough. Carefully remove pot from oven and remove lid. Pick up dough by lifting parchment overhang and lower into pot (let any excess parchment hang over pot edge). Cover pot and place in oven. Reduce oven temperature to 425 degrees and bake covered for 30 minutes. Remove lid and continue to bake until loaf is deep brown and instant-read thermometer inserted into center registers 210 degrees, 20 to 30 minutes longer. Carefully remove bread from pot; transfer to wire rack and cool to room temperature, about 2 hours.