The Easiest Bread (But Not the Quickest)

I love love love baking bread! And while I normally stick to a classic rosemary focaccia recipe, this weekend I decided to branch out and try my hand at “no knead” bread: it takes foreeeeever to rise but the bread pretty much makes itself as long as you plan ahead.

I followed this recipe on Pinch of Yum, which promises a “miracle no knead bread.” And while mine didn’t turn out a loaf as gosh darn gorgeous as the one included with the recipe, it was delicious and the perfect complement to a farro beet salad and king salmon on Mothers’ Day. The real miracle is the fact that all you have to do is mix flour, yeast, salt, and water at nighttime, and then you set the bowl aside for 12-18 hours.

Here it is hanging out on the stove, cool as a cucumber:

While the dough is rising (overnight and partway through the next day), you have time to do so many things! This includes, but is not limited to: drinking tea with your boyfriend, watching House of Cards (I know, I’m late to the game), arranging a cute vignette on your dresser, eating a bagel and scrambled eggs, walking your dog, buying strawberries at the farmer’s market, jumping on the trampoline, and photographing a gorgeous vase/flowers combo. Oh and don’t forget getting a full nine hours of sleep!

The next day, scrape your dough onto a preheated pan and bake for 45 minutes, and that’s all! (Side note: the recipe calls for a dutch oven, but I don’t have one and it turned out fine without it!)

Serves well with rosemary butter, which you can whip together by mixing warmed butter, chopped rosemary, and salt. Very easy and makes it look like you’re really on top of your bread game.

Enjoy & don’t forget to share! (ps- recipe here)

  2 comments for “The Easiest Bread (But Not the Quickest)

  1. Marcy
    May 27, 2017 at 9:27 am

    This bread tastes as good as it looks, such a perfect Mother’s Day treat!

    • Abbey
      May 27, 2017 at 11:39 am

      Thanks for the testimony 😉

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