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Recipe for no-knead bread

You'll need:

  • Cast iron casserole like this one
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 1 tsp salt (optional)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (optional)
  • 1-1/2 cups water at room temp

The steps:

  1. Mix the ingredients in a mixing bowl until it's shaggy.
  2. Cover it with something (I use a big plate) and stick it in your (room temperature) oven. Maybe turn the light on if your house is cold.
  3. Wait between 8 and 24 hours (12 is usually perfect).
  4. Spread a bunch of flour on your counter.
  5. Use a rubber spatula to get the bubbly mess out of the bowl and onto the counter.
  6. Roll it around a bit to coat it, and then put it back into the bowl for another hour or so.
  7. Heat your oven to 450°F with the empty cast-iron pot.
  8. Spatula out the dough onto the counter and coat it in flour once more.
  9. Put it in the hot pot and bake for 35 minutes.
  10. Take the lid off and bake for another 10 minutes.

This recipe is so forgiving; I hardly even measure things anymore. You can also add some ground flax or whole-wheat flour (and use a little less white flour to compensate). I've also added combinations of rosemary, olives, parmesan, nuts... Put whatever you want in it!

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