Monday, January 12, 2015

No Knead Bread

Here's a recipe for an easy no-knead bread that you need to try :). A dear friend made it for us, and then Gaigai (12 years old) decided to give it a try.  It's amazingly delicious - tastes like Italian bread fresh from the bakery!

In a medium bowl, combine 
3 c flour
1/4 tsp yeast
1 1/4 tsp salt

1 1/2 c water

Incorporating by hand or with a spatula for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Coat inside of a second bowl with olive oil, and place dough in bowl.  Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rest 12 -15 hours at room temperature.

Remove from bowl.  Fold once or twice. Let rest 15 minutes in bowl.  Next shape dough into ball.  Generously coat a cotton towel with flour, place dough seam side down and dust with flour.  Cover dough with another cotton towel and let rise 1-2 hours at room temperature.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  30 minutes prior to baking, place 6-8 quart cast iron pot with lid in  oven to preheat.  Place dough seam side up in pot, cover with lid and bake 30 minutes.  Remove lid and bake 15-30 minutes uncovered until loaf is nicely browned.  Buon appetito!


Monday, January 5, 2015

Midweek Motivation

You may not control all the events that happen to you,
 but you can decide not to be reduced by them.
~Maya Angelou
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