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Old 08-13-2019, 02:18 PM   #1
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My first try at a no-knead dutch oven bread.

Been intending to do this for some time, but I have trouble planning far enough ahead for it.

We don't have bread very often, so when I plan a meal that does call for it, I'm usually planning on the day I'm going to need it. That is too late for this bread, since it takes a couple of days to make, although the actual active participation is only about 15 minutes.

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Old 08-13-2019, 03:14 PM   #2
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Looks terrific! Try to get a photo after it's sliced so we can see the inside.
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:31 PM   #3
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Looks perfect!

I know... its is super simple but takes planning ...
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:44 PM   #4
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Looks great! Now that you know how easy the basic method is, try this variation: You can mix up enough dough for four or more loaves and keep it in the fridge for up to two weeks. The flavor gets more sour as time goes on. When you want a loaf, pull off about a pound, shape it into a ball and let it warm up on the counter for an hour or so. Then shape it for baking, let it proof while you preheat the oven and bake it.

I also used this dough to make crusty bread rolls when our former German exchange student and her husband visited us last year. They said it was almost like German brötchen.

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I'm going to have to try this one of these days.
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I'm going to have to try this one of these days.
It really is stupidly simple to do. Anyone who is afraid of making bread should try it. I'll post after supper tonight with a flavor and texture critique.
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I'm going to have to try this one of these days.
All it takes is flour, water, yeast and salt. If you have those, go ahead and mix them up! Bake it tomorrow and report back!
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It really is stupidly simple to do. Anyone who is afraid of making bread should try it. I'll post after supper tonight with a flavor and texture critique.
I look forward to hearing what you think.
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All it takes is flour, water, yeast and salt. If you have those, go ahead and mix them up! Bake it tomorrow and report back!
Thank you for the encouragement, but not today. It's one of those days where lots of things are just going wrong, not a big deal, but I'm not looking for trouble.
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Old 08-13-2019, 05:36 PM   #10
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Beautiful, Rick. I love shiny and crusty bread.
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