Friday, June 20, 2008

A day for bread!

So, as promised, I made another loaf of no-knead bread and documented the steps along the way.

First last night around 9pm I mixed all of my dry ingredients into the bowl.

Then the water....and this is what it looked like.

THIS is what it looked like after it had been covered and allowed to rise for about 15 hours.

Next, it comes out of the bowl onto a non-stick surface (I chose wax paper) and then it is folded over on itself 3 or 4 times and ends up looking like this....

After 3 more hours of being covered and rising, it should approximately double in size again, like so...

Then, it gets put into a pan and baked (covered for 30 minutes), in which is begins to brown.

Lastly, the lid comes off and it bakes again for 20-30 more minutes with the finished product looking something like...ta da, rustic bread!

Then cool, cut, and enjoy (I prefer mine with a little bit of garlic and olive oil dip!).


Jen said...

Yum! That looks really good!

La La said...

Mmm, that looks SOO good! I really miss cooking (bed rest). I'll have to tuck that one away to try later. Thanks for sharing!

drfugawe said...

I think if you begin your baking right after you've formed the loaf initially, without the 3 hour rise, you'll get a better oven spring and a higher loaf = I don't think you need that final 3 hour rise.
Try it.