Another Go at No-Knead Bread

I don’t know about you, but I’m hooked on Jim Lahey’s no-knead bread that Mark Bittman wrote about in The NY Times about two years ago.  It makes a weekly appearance on our dinner table as I thought it couldn’t be easier to make a homemade loaf of bread for dinner.  Well, Bittman has gone and made it easier!  This week, he published his revised recipe along with a recipe for whole wheat no-knead bread!  Lahey has yet to share a recipe for revising the recipe to include whole wheat flour, but we can be sure when he does weigh in that the result will be delicious.

Yesterday I whipped up a loaf of the whole wheat version and made it into sandwiches for dinner.  The results were good, not great, but good.  As far as simplicity goes, I really don’t think it could possibly get any easier than this – just quickly stir together all the ingredients in a bowl and leave it to sit on the counter for four hours.  Then dump into a loaf pan and let sit one more hour… Then bake for 45 minutes.  No messy kneading needed.

I wasn’t thrilled with the flavor or the chewiness of the dough.  I think adding a little honey (maybe 2 tbsp in place of 2 tbsp of water) would enhance the flavor and as for the chewiness, I’m not sure how to fix that.  I think I would also really like it if I added some oatmeal to the flour.

Have you tried it yet?  What are your thoughts?



Filed under baking, Food, Healthy, News, Outside DC, Recipes

2 responses to “Another Go at No-Knead Bread

  1. I’m intrigued by this, but don’t believe the hype. I want my bread to taste like the bread I buy at the Dupont Circle Farmer’s Market. I’m assuming I need to put is some sweat, if it will be that good.

  2. myinvestorsplace

    Thanks for the bread recipe… always looking for new and unique ideas for baking bread


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