Monday, August 10, 2009

No Knead

id quod visum placet
'that which pleases when seen'
Thomas Aquinas' definition of beauty

Here is the easiest bread recipe I have found-

In large mixing bowl dissolve

1 pkg. dry yeast
2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cup water

slowly add

3 cups plain flour
stir until blended, but no more

cover tightly with plastic wrap, let rise 12-14 hours

turn out onto floured countertop and using floured fingertips spread into 12" square

fold over 1/3, from left to right, repeat from right to left, forming a rectangle
cover with towel and let rest 15 minutes

Fold top 1/3 down, bottom 1/3 up, forming a square
Cover with towel, let rest 45 minutes
Place round, covered baking dish in oven, preheat to 500F
Gently place dough in baking dish, cover, reduce heat to 450F
bake 3o minutes
Remove cover, bake additional 15 minutes
Cool on rack...look for butter.

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