Sunday, October 31, 2010

Magic Bread

I'm late to jump on the bandwagon, but the no-knead bread experiment led to finding a 2006 YouTube video with Mark Bittman of the New York Times, watching baker Jim Lahey bake beautiful no-knead bread in a cast iron dutch oven. A follow-up video details minor improvements. Here I've substituted one cup of whole wheat flour for white, but otherwise followed the improved version. All it contains is flour, salt, yeast, water and a few drops of vinegar. Wow. Incredibly easy, and it may just be the best yeasted whole wheat bread I've ever made.


  1. Looks fantastic, Ellen. I'm glad you're having luck with this - it's so easy, so delicious, so "soul satisfying".

    I'll have to try the whole wheat version . . .


  2. Thanks for this Ellen and for your next post too. It's a lovely illustration. Happy autumn to you and yours.