Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Best Homemade Bread, Ever

We love good bread, and why not, it's really just solid beer, right? OK, maybe the alcohol content isn't there in bread, but I digress.

We don't bake a lot of bread at home. When we do though, we have a favorite recipe. It makes a loaf that is super crunchy on the outside and almost creamy in the middle. We first stumbled upon the recipe  in Mark Bittman's Dining and Wine column  in the New York Times. He attributes it to Jim Lahey of the Sullivan Street Bakery in NYC. Here is the best part - there is no kneading required!

Nothing better on a Sunday morning than warm bread right out of the oven. The biggest challenge is usually giving it enough time to adequately cool before attacking it. Here is what you can expect

Seriously, it will look exactly like the picture. One note: after two or three tries we changed one thing in the recipe - we tripled the salt. The flavor of the bread improved dramatically and the texture, both in and out, remained the same. You can find the recipe here

If you try it, I'd love to know what you think..


  1. Definitely trying this one out! Maybe even later today! Was thinking about baking something... I'll let you know how it turns out!

  2. Ok -- Maybe we'll have some nice home baked bread by tomorrow evening then!

    Yes -- I am near Quantico. I teach at St. Francis of Assisi in Triangle where both my girls attend MS. :-)

    Where are you all?


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