This is probably one of the easiest Bread recipes there ever is. This no Knead yeasty bread is every bit as true to it's title...really quick and easy to make. Just mix all the ingredients together and leave it to rise for about 3-4 hours and bake in a dutch oven closed with it's lid. We loved its beautiful crust and soft spongy texture that's perfect to dunk in some soup or sauce. It tasted somewhat like a sour dough bread.
After baking it reminded us of the crusty bread that is offered at one of our favorite Italian restaurants here. At the restaurant the crusty loaf is served with Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil and we love to season with some salt-pepper or parmesan cheese and enjoy the bread by dunking it into this mix. So my son did not waste any time in gathering up some of those and we ate half the loaf just as is....sooo good!
The rest of the loaf we dunked in some Chicken Noodle soup that I had made for dinner that night and my baby girl loved to munch on the slices with some Butter on it and the loaf didn't see another day as we polished it right off...lol!
Since I had a Dutch oven it was easy to bake this bread. If you do not have a Dutch oven here are some alternatives :
1. Using an Oven safe (upto 500F) Casserole dish with an Oven safe lid or cover with Aluminium Foil.
2. Using a baking pan to place the dough and place another oven safe pan under the baking pan filled with water. This steaming effect is required to get that lovely crust for the bread.
3. Using Oven safe heavy Metal pot with a lid.
I have followed the recipe from RecipeTinsEats. Fresh homemade bread tastes so good, you have to eat one to really know what that means. Do give this a try and you will be making it several times for sure.
You can find other bread recipes on the blog in the 'My Recipes' section but here are 2 of my favorite:
Focaccia with Herbed oil
Herbs and Cheese Garlic Pull Apart Bread