Thursday, April 12, 2012

No Knead Bread

For the Easter weekend  we headed up to my boyfriend's parents place on Manitoulin Island. I love it up there; it is quiet and away from all the busyness here. His mom made this bread and often does when we are there. I forgot just how easy it was and it is so delicious. I don't mind kneading bread, when I have time but this is great for those times when you just don't want to put in the work.

3 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water

Combine ingredients in a bowl with a wooden spoon until you form a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and leave on the counter for 12-20 hours. 

**this is perfect as it gives flexibility for those busy days.

With a wet spatula dump the dough onto a floured surface. Sprinkle with flour and cover with a dry tea towel. Let rest 2 hours.

With 30 min left. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and place a covered dish in the oven to warm.

When ready to bake take the dish out. Dump the dough into the dish. Give it a shake and replace the lid.

Bake for 25 min. Remove the lid and bake for 5 more minutes to brown the top.

Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack.

Yes it is that easy and soo delicious.

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