Saturday, January 22, 2011

My New BFF

Okay, well maybe not forever, but it's coming pretty close.  I have been reading about no knead bread for a few years, and I have never taken the time to try it.  Where have I been and why have I resisted?  You got me, because it is now a daily dialogue at my house.  Everyday, my husband asks me to bake bread, and I feel I must oblige because it is so darn EASY and delicious to boot!  I've always made decent bread with the use of my bread machine, but my eyes are wide open now to the wonders of no knead bread.  If you haven't tried it, I recommend you not go another day until you have.  Here are a few links to get you started:

Healthy No Knead Bread

Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes A Day

I've only tried the basic recipe and haven't quite perfected the art of making the loaf picture perfect, but what it looks like doesn't matter because it's gone in no time. 

Happy Bead Baking,




  1. I got a no-knead bread book for Christmas and it blew my mind how easy it was! It was the first bread I've made that turned out really well. I am planning on making bread-baking a Sunday tradition from now on! ( I mentioned the book here: and there's a photo of some bread a few posts back if you're interested)

  2. Candace, you are the third person I've heard about this artisan bread from!!!! Thanks for posting the website link. I will definitely check it out. Do you have the book as well? I have just been too cheap to buy the book. I think I'm convinced now that it would be well worth the money!!!

  3. @Jennifer: It's the best bread I've ever make as well! We went through two 1 lb loaves on Saturday between myself and my husband! Thanks for sharing your book. I've looked at a few books at the book store, but don't think I've seen that one.

    @Carrie: I don't have either book, and before I bought one, I wanted to try the basic recipe in the article to see if I would like it (convenience, ease, taste). I think I'm going to try the whole grain one next to compare. Let me know if you try it. There are several books out, but I think these two are probably the most well known.

  4. I've been doing the whole grain one for a while now- it can be a little dense. It is super easy though. The bagels turned out well too!

  5. Moth and Bee: Thanks for the input. Hopefully it won't be too dense for us because I do like using whole wheat flour. Maybe one day I'll try the bagels too!