Cast Iron No Knead Bread

CAST IRON NO KNEAD BREAD

Cast Iron no knead bread

Cast Iron no knead bread

“An artisan baker is a craftsperson who is trained to the highest ability to mix, ferment, shape and bake a hand crafted loaf of bread. Artisan bread fresh from the pot.”
That was a quote from a website.

Given my Baking skills that certainly leaves me out of the running. But I did manage to find a recipe which smells and tastes great. Best of all it’s incredibly easy to make and does great in a Cast Iron Dutch Oven. We used a well seasoned black iron DO for this and it turned out perfect without sticking. However, it is adaptable to other oven safe baking cookware and if you’re worried about it sticking place some parchment under the bread. For storage, you can use either a paper or plastic bag, and like the artisan bread you buy at the store, you can rejuvenate the crust in the oven for a few minutes. That is if there’s any left over.

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Cast Iron No Knead Bread
Simple to make fresh bread. No Kneading, just mix, let sit, and bake.
Artisan Bread
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Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Passive Time 540 minutes
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Ingredients
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Passive Time 540 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Artisan Bread
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Rating: 0
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Instructions
  1. Whisk the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Add water and mix to combine. Don't over mix.
  3. Let stand 8 - 24 hours until doubled.
  4. Roll dough onto a floured surface into a ball.
  5. Preheat Cast Iron Dutch Oven at 450 degrees.
  6. Transfer dough to dutch Oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove Cover and cook an additional 7-10 minutes until brown.
  8. Remove from oven to a cooling rack.
  9. Slice and serve.
Recipe Notes

Give the dry ingredients a really good whisking before adding the liquid.
Use fresh yeast, and at least room temp water.
The original recipe called for 2 to 3 tsp. of kosher salt which I reduced a bit.

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Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Ovens

Lodge Dutch Ovens

This is our workhorse cast iron pot which we obtained years ago and has seen a considerable amount of cooking time. But, for black iron cookware that’s a great way to build the seasoning up. Originally purchased from a Cooksware shop they are available from a variety stores including Amazon. The five quart is a great size for everyday cooking and with appropriate care will last for a lifetime. Wash with hot water, dry with a paper towel, and let sit on a medium stove till dry. A quick spray of oil and wipe with a paper towel and it’s ready for the next cooking task.


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