Monday, July 21, 2014

Best Bread Ever

This is hands down the best bread i have ever made and the easiest. No kneading involved.



8 hour bread [or over night]

3 cups Bread flour
1/2 tsp Yeast
1 3/4 tsp Salt
1 1/2 cups Water
1 Cast Iron Pot

I make this dough the night before or first thing in the morning if i forget, it needs a long rise time.

Mix everything in a large bowl to form a shaggy dough using a wooden spoon. Only mix till just combined.
Leave in bowl and cover with a tea towel or plastic wrap. If using a tea towel the dough will get dry bits on top, that does not matter as it will not effect the bread.
You must use a cast iron pot for this bread as anything else will not produce such a fine loaf.

The next day or that afternoon depending on when you started the dough, pre heat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius, place your pot with the lid on in the oven, on the middle shelf. set your timer for 30 mins.
Put a little flour onto your bench and scoop out the dough with your hand. Fold it under its self to form a smooth ball and leave on the bench.
When the timer goes off place your dough in the pot and put the lid back on. No need for oil or flour on the bottom of your pot. Set the timer for 30 mins again, make a cuppa and read a magazine or in my case a little crocheting.
When the timer goes off remove the lid and set the timer for another 15 mins.



This is what you end up with, a light airy middle with a crusty out side.
MMMM warm bread with lashings of butter.

Added Friday- Yesterday i made my bread and when the last timer went off i heard it but it didnt register in my brain as i was working on something else and as a result it was in the oven another 15 or 20 mins. Well it was very crusty and brown, Mr GoingGreen was using a sawing technique to cut it up and i think the chain saw was mentioned but after all that it was still a wonderful loaf of bread. Mr GoingGreen and son #2 really enjoyed the crust.
So i have to say this is still hands down the best bread i have ever made.

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13 comments:

Holly Giles said...

This looks delicious! I will try this today. Thanks for sharing. Holly

Meggie said...

This is the perfect recipe for me....so busy these days and I have a wonderful cast iron pot with lid. Thanks for your comments on my blog.

Jennifer said...

I've made my own bread for years. This looks super easy. I'm going to have to try it because it looks yummy too.

Anne said...

Thanks for sharing :)
I wonder how it would work with spelt flour.
I do have a cast iron pot that would do nicely for this!

Where do you get your apples from?

Nicole said...

hey Anne, let me know how it goes with the spelt.
as for the apples they come from a road side stall at the Hartley Roadhouse, they are there every sat and sunday.

Anne said...

I also wanted to ask where do you go to get a permit to collect wood?
And where can you collect wood up here in the mountains
I go up the end of my road some times but I often wonder if I'm allowed to do that it's not national park but it borders on to it!
Thanks :)

Anne said...

Thanks :)

Nanna Chel said...

That is a great recipe and so easy too which is a plus eh?

Leigh said...

Very interesting Nicole. So little yeast for such a lovely loaf. That gives my frugal heart goosebumps, LOL. I'll have to give this a try.

Nicole said...

If any of you ladies have made this crusty loaf i would love to hear your thoughts about it.

Kara Kwilts said...

Nicole, I live in the USA - is the 200 degree oven f or c? Thank you SO much! Kara

Nicole said...

hey Kara
it is Celsius, let me know how it turns out :o)

Nicole Brooks said...

This looks SO good!! Thanks for sharing at the Homestead Blog Hop! Hope we see you there again this week!