You know before I started making the sourdough bread I did experiment with some no knead bread which was really easy to make.
I am unsure of how I first came across it, but it was a revelation really. If you want to make bread, and don’t want to do any kneading, or stuff around with sourdough starters, then this is a good alternative.
No Knead Bread
It is so easy. You do use commercial yeast and it does have to sit around for a while, but it is amazing how well it turns out.
It isn’t the same as sourdough and you won’t get that unique flavour you get with it, but it is still bread. It is still homemade and tastes great.
Below I have attached a video from Jenny Can Cook. Her recipe was the first one I used. Though it is a faster version, but you don’t have to do it quite that way.
I would mix it all up the night before. Use cold water in it. Then put it on the bench overnight. I did cover it with plastic wrap.
In the morning you pretty much just turn it and do a few things, then put in something else before it goes into the oven. The video below has all the details.
I’m sorry to see that Jenny stopped making the videos. She is still around and you can follow her elsewhere.
No Dutch Oven
While she uses a Dutch Oven to cook her bread you don’t have to have one. In fact, when I first started I didn’t. I used a big saucepan and lid that could go in the oven.
You can use Pyrex dishes, or Corningware if you have that instead. If you don’t have something with a lid, then try putting a dish with some water in it in the oven to help create the steam.
I am sure you would have something you can use.
If you try it out let me know.