Home About me All the recipes. More or less organized Inspiration Wanna send me a note? Italian version

The Miracle Bread

Tuesday, June 23, 2009
No-Knead Bread

After putting it in a corner to wait for better times, I finally had the chance to try this recipe that about 2 years ago has started spreading like crazy through foodblogs from all over the planet.
Now I wonder why it took me so long to venture into this experiment, since it seems like I can't live without this bread anymore. Oh, yeah, I remember, it must have been because after moving BY MYSELF (yu uhhhhhh!), I lived several months without pots, pans, measuring tools or gadgets of any kind. I had thought that maybe it was more urgent to get a bed, a mattress and a couple of chairs (to tell you the truth I managed to add a pair of boots to the list of things that I needed to buy with maximum urgency, but this is another story...)

Flour, water, salt and yeast, a couple of swirls with your hand, sbam! Done. The rest of the job it's the bread that does it by itself, so I'll have more time to go to the movies or to do some more shopping : )
The credit of spreading this miraculous process through the ether goes to Mark Bittman, aka The Minimalist. He's the one who published it on the NY Times, adapting it from Sullivan Street Bakery in NY. From there the recipe took a life of its own, and the NKB (No Knead Bread) has come out of the oven in Manhattan and Portland, passing through Naples, Cordoba and San Paolo, to finally land in my tiny studio on 30th Street, Noe Valley, San Francisco.

You can find the video with the explanation here. Enjoy the show.

No-Knead Bread
for 1 loaf of about 750 gr.

all purpose flour 430 gr.
water 345 gr.
salt 9 gr.
instant dry yeast 1 gr.
cornmeal or wheat bran for dusting

First of all, check your appointments for the next day and make sure you plan them around bread time. This is the most difficult part, the rest, as it's been pointed out many times before, is so easy even a four year old kid could do it.

In a bowl, mix flour, salt and water. I've used a third whole wheat flour and two thirds white flour. You can change the proportions, but keep in mind that whole wheat flour rises less and makes bread more dense. Next time, I will try to increase the quantity of whole wheat flour and see how far I can go to still get nice holes in the crumb.
Add water and briefly mix with your hand until everything is incorporated, but DO NOT KNEAD (otherwise, what kind of no knead bread is it?).
Cover with plastic and let it rise from 12 to 18 hours, depending on the room temperature. The dough will be wet and sticky, with bubbles all over its surface.

The next day, shed the dough on a cotton towel generously dusted with cornmeal or wheat bran, or a combination of the two (you can also add other kinds of seeds of your choice, like flax or fennel). Fold the dough as shown in the video, flip it so that the seam faces down, dust with more flour, cover with the towel and let it rest for another two to three hours.
Preheat the oven and the baking dish (preferably use a cast iron one, but pyrex will be fine as well) at 450, both need to be piping hot when you are ready to bake.
Using the cloth, flip the dough in the pan very quickly, so that the seam faces up, cover with the lid and put the pan in the oven. After 30 minutes, take off the lid and keep baking for another 15 to 30 minutes until you get a nice brown and crunchy crust. Let it cool on a rack before slicing.
Spread it with jam, bite and congratulate yourself : )
Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

historian bcbg max and michael kors outlet online professor lululemon of coach outlet store cultural jordan release history jordan retro 11 at burberry the louis vuitton University pandora of gucci outlet the cheap boots Arts michael kors handbags clearance London, michael kors canada with oakley sunglasses cheap a tory burch sandals new chanel sunglasses book, michael kors outlet online sale "Vintage longchamp outlet Shoes: ed hardy Collecting burberry and nike shoes Wearing giuseppe zanotti Twentieth-Century polo ralph lauren outlet online Designer lululemon australia Footwear" nike air max (HarperCollins).Each ralph lauren outlet chapter michael kors focuses louboutin shoes on polo ralph lauren a nike running specific abercrombie decade, mont blanc beginning gucci outlet with northface how salvatore ferragamo footwear baseball jerseys design gucci handbags was toms shoes outlet influenced tiffany and co christian beats by dr dre louboutin coach factory store outlet ray ban outlet by ferragamo world chi flat iron events oakley canada (when louboutin

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

hollister,hollister canada,abercrombie and fitch,abercrombie,abercrombie fitch,abercrombie kids,a&f
roshe run women, http://www.rosherunshoessale.com/
calvin klein,calvin klein outlet online,calvin klein wholesale,calvin klein shoes,calvin klein underwear,calvin klein coats,calvin klein handbags
canada goose sale, http://www.parajumpers.in.net/
oakley sunglasses wholesale, http://www.oakleysunglasseswholesale.us.com/
monster beats, http://www.beats-headphones.in.net/
washington redskins, http://www.washingtonredskinsjersey.com/
cyber monday, http://www.blackfriday2015.in.net/
cheap uggs, http://www.uggaustralia.in.net/
mac cosmetics,m a c cosmetics,mac makeup,maccosmetics.com,mac cosmetics outlet
ed hardy shoes,ed hardy,ed hardy clothing,ed hardy shoes for women,ed hardy clothing for men,ed hardy perfume,ed hardy watches
nike air foamposite one,foamposite,foamposites,foamposite release 2015,foamposite sneakers,foamposites for sale,foamposite gold
futbol baratas, http://www.futbol-baratas.com/
swarovski outlet, http://www.swarovski-outlet.co.uk/
tory burch shoes, http://www.toryburchoutletonline.in.net/
cheap oakley sunglasses, http://www.oakleysunglasseswholesale.in.net/
ugg boots clearance, http://www.uggbootsclearance.in.net/
ray ban sunglasses,ray ban sunglasses outlet,ray ban,rayban,ray bans,ray ban outlet,ray-ban,raybans,ray ban wayfarer,ray-ban sunglasses,raybans.com,rayban sunglasses,cheap ray ban

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

cheap ray ban sunglasses
Louis Vuitton Outlet Online
ray ban sunglasses outlet
Uggs Outlet
Ugg Boots Clearance
Michael Kors Handbags
Oakley Sunglasses
Oakley Outlet Stores
Cheap Jordan Shoes
ray ban outlet store online
Cheap Louis Vuitton
Coach Outlet
Air Jordan
Jordan Shoes
Ugg Boots
Michael Kors Handbags
Michael Kors Outlet Online Sale
Cheap Air Jordan
Jordan Shoes
cheap ray ban sunglasses
Michael Kors Outlet Online Sale
Cheap Coach Outlet
Coach Outlet Factory
Cheap Louis Vuitton
ray ban outlet store online
Louis Vuitton Handbags
ray ban sunglasses
Michael Kors Outlet Online
Oakley Outlet Stores
Coach Outlet
Oakley Vault
Uggs Stores
Oakley Sunglasses
ray ban sunglasses
Cheap Uggs
Air Jordan Shoes
Coach Outlet Online
Michael Kors Outlet
Michael Kors Outlet
Oakley Vault

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

black michael kors bag
michael kors jet set travel
michael kors purses
michael kors handbag
michael michael kors hamilton
cheap michael kors handbags on sale 80% off
michael kors sale
michael kors mens wallet
chelsea michael kors
michael kors purses outlet
michael kors selma sale
michael kors outlet online store 49.00 outlet
michael kors small jet set
discount michael kors handbags
michael kors hamilton bag
mk bags
michael michael kors jet set
michael kors purses
cheap michael kors handbags on sale 80% off
michael kors jet set small
michael kors small hamilton
michael kors bags
michael kors baby bag
mk outlet online
mk outlet store
michael kors wallet sale
michael kors purse sale
michael kors bedford
mk bags outlet

Pengobatan Atasi Infeksi Tetanus said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for sharing the information

Pengobatan Untuk Mengatasi Difteri
Pengobatan Untuk Menormalkan Penyempitan Uretra
Obat Untuk Menghilangkan Benjolan Di Leher
Pengobatan Atasi Abses Peritonsiler
Agen QnC Jelly Gamat Di Bangkalan Madura
Pengobatan Atasi Fibrosis Paru

Cara Menyembuhkan Batuk Berkepanjangan said... [Reply to comment]

This information is very useful. thank you for sharing. and I will also share information about health through the website

Pengobatan Scabies secara Alami
Cara Mengobati Pengapuran Tulang
Obat Pengapuran Otak pada Anak
Cara Mengobati Cacingan
Obat Benjolan di Belakang Telinga
Cara Cepat Mengobati Amandel
Obat Penghilang Jerawat dan Bekasnya

obat kuat cialis 50mg said... [Reply to comment]

obat kuat viagra usa 100mg
obat kuat nangen
procomil spray
obat kuat maxman
obat kuat obat kuat black ant africa
alat bantu sex pria vagina senter
boneka sex full body
alat bantu sex pria vagina pinggul
alat bantu sex pria vagina getar
celana hernia

Pengobatan Alami Penyakit Vertigo said... [Reply to comment]

Thank you for joining us. his article is very helpful

Cara Mengobati Benjolan Di Vagina
Obat Maag Alami
Obat Penambah Berat Badan
Cara Mengobati Penyakit Kista
Cara Mengobati Sesak Napas Alami
Tips Obat Tradisional Gagal Jantung

Pengobatan Penyakit Amandel said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for sharing the information

Khasiat QnC Jelly Gamat
Cara Mengatasi Penyakit Eksim Atopik
pengobatan penyakit liver
Cara Mengobati Alergi Dingin
Obat Paling Mujarab untuk Diabetes
Obat Batu Empedu Alami

Obat Sakit Diare said... [Reply to comment]

Very nice the article

Cara Mengatasi Penyakit Asam Lambung
Obat Darah Tinggi Alami
Mengobati Stroke Secara Alami
Cara Menghilangkan Jerawat
Cara Mengatasi Penyakit Asma
Cara Mengatasi Gusi Bengkak

Mengobati Stroke Secara Alami said... [Reply to comment]

Very nice the article

Cara Mengatasi Penyakit Asam Lambung
Obat Darah Tinggi Alami
Obat Sakit Diare
Cara Menghilangkan Jerawat
Cara Mengatasi Penyakit Asma
Cara Mengatasi Gusi Bengkak

Bahaya Nyeri Dada said... [Reply to comment]

the article is very petrifying, hopefully it can be useful and an important lesson.

Cara Mengatasi Penyebab Kekurangan Sel Darah Putih
Obat Epidural Hematoma
Cara Menghilangkan Benjolan Di Telinga
Beberapa Cara Untuk Mengobati Angin Duduk
Obat Trombosis Vena Dalam
Obat Alami Untuk Bibir Kering

Cara Menghilangkan Benjolan di Kelopak Mata said... [Reply to comment]

The article is very interesting. And I also want to share articles about health, I'm sure this will be useful. Read and share it. Thank you very much :)

Obat Migrain Tradisional
Penyebab Telat Haid dan Solusinya

Obat Penyakit Sembelit Paling Ampuh said... [Reply to comment]

Thank you for joining us. his article is very helpful

Obat Herbal Paling Ampuh Untuk Mengobati Penyakit Hipotiroid
Manfaat Buah-Buahan Untuk Kesehatan
Obat Untuk Mengobati penyakit osteoarthritis
Bahaya Penyakit Muntaber
Obat Penyakit Jantung Bengkak
Cara Mengobati Penyakit Leukimia

Cara Mengobati Rematik said... [Reply to comment]

Continue to Perbiki his blog to get a good blog !!

Cara Mengobati Penyakit Gula Darah
Cara Mengobati Jamur Mulut
Cara Mengobati Telinga Berair
Pengobatan Epilepsi Dengan Bahan Alami
Pengobatan Berbagai Macam Luka
Pengobatan Penyakit Kanker Payudara

RanaBoss said... [Reply to comment]

Watch all your favorite Pinoy TV shows online for free! Our website can provide you with free PinoyTv Full Episode of pinoy tambayan or Lambingan and Pinoy.pinoy Flix Tv Tambayan

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Welcome to Pinoy Tambayan Teleserye Replay Watch your favorite Pinoy Teleserye Shows, Pinoy Lambingan, Pinoy TV, Pinoy Channel Online.
Pinoy Tv
Pinoy Channel
Pinoy Tambayan
Pinoy Tambayan Tv
Pinoy Flix Tv
Pinoy lambingan
Pinoy Teleserye

Post a Comment