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Perfect, effortless bread

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This post from June 2011 was updated in November 2011, January 2012 and April 2014.

This recipe makes wonderful bread: crusty, open-textured, moist, and beautiful.

It needs no kneading, but this doesn’t imply any sort of trade-off. It’s a recipe for a perfect loaf which happens to be effortless, and an effortless recipe which happens to make a perfect loaf.

It’s based on Jim Lahey’s recipe from the New York Times in 2006 (also the subject of an article and accompanying video, and now a full-length book). But it’s even easier, as there’s no awkward middle stage with linen cloths.

In the eight months since we started using it, we’ve made virtually all our own bread.

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June 21st, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Posted in Recipes