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Thanks to the folks who encouraged me to bake bread despite the disasterful bread making class, and to the folks who specifically mentioned "no knead bread," I made my first loaf of bread using this recipe:

http://www.breadtopia.com/sourdough-no-knead-method/

It came out great and it was really easy. I spent more time going into the kitchen to see if it had risen any more than I spent mixing or working the dough.



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firecat
Sep. 21st, 2008 04:21 am (UTC)
It's just the way I like it - very crunchy crust and fairly dense, moist inside. (I probably like my bread a bit denser than most people.) It's not super-sour, but it definitely has some sourdough flavor.
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firecat
Sep. 21st, 2008 06:07 am (UTC)
Thanks! IIRC, surelars made the icon for me. He's another big fan of Der Himmel Über Berlin.
mjlayman
Sep. 21st, 2008 05:42 am (UTC)
mmmm, that looks good! I'm glad you went ahead and tried!
firecat
Sep. 21st, 2008 06:08 am (UTC)
Me too!
theycallmebeth
Sep. 21st, 2008 05:52 am (UTC)
That looks amazing!! Wow! It would be so good with a stew. Mmmmm. :)

I'm so glad you didn't let the people/the experience at that very poorly run class stop you from learning on your own! That is one beautiful loaf of bread!
firecat
Sep. 21st, 2008 06:09 am (UTC)
Thanks, me too. Also now I can make bread without the pizza stone and ginormous stand mixer that the instructors in the class insisted were a requirement.
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firecat
Sep. 21st, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks, and thanks for the tip. Yeah, I'm getting that impression.

I am reminded of the roses growing all over my yard that receive very little care. (Roses being something else folks seem intimidated by.)
okoshun
Sep. 21st, 2008 10:27 am (UTC)
That bread looks amazing! I think I might need to make some. Along with a big vat of beef stew. Mmm.
firecat
Sep. 21st, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
Be sure to share it with theycallmebeth! :)
ex_serenejo
Sep. 21st, 2008 11:46 am (UTC)
Yay, bread!!
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firecat
Sep. 21st, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
sarahmichigan
Sep. 21st, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
Yum! It looks pretty AND tasty. I love crusty bread.
firecat
Sep. 21st, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
Me too!
tedesson
Sep. 21st, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
Isn't it just the best? Easy and tasty.

I'm glad you tried it.
pir_anha
Sep. 22nd, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)
it looks great! so glad you didn't let that bad experience stop you.

now i've got to try that recipe. :)
eeyorerin
Sep. 22nd, 2008 12:56 am (UTC)
Yum! That looks great.
innerdoggie
Sep. 22nd, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that looks good!

Somebody gave me sourdough starter at the beginning of the summer. I don't bake during the summer because it's TOO HOT to run the oven. I wonder if I can use the stuff once it gets cooler.

I am intimidated by bread, but less so. It is rather time-consuming. You have to be around to punch down the dough, and let it rise, etc. This is also why I never make pizza at home.
firecat
Sep. 22nd, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC)
The web site I listed has thorough instructions on reconstituting an old sourdough starter.

I found it time-challenging rather than time-consuming. I had to plan out when to mix the dough and when to get it ready for its second rise, but no stage took very long. One benefit of this method is that the initial rise is for 12-18 hours, so if you're willing to accept some variation in your bread, the rising time is flexible.
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