Here on the frontier, There are falling leaves, Although my neighbors are all barbarions…And you? You are a thousand miles away. There are always two cups on my table.

So here is how I found this recipe.

I have been teaching massage to a group of women in my community for several

months.

We hold the class in one of their homes early every Monday morning.

Every time we come in there is an awesome smell of herbs and bread.

The kind of scent most of us only imagine our homes could smell like.

Today I finally asked what that incredible smell was.

Artisan Bread! She said.

It takes 10 minutes to mix up.

She said every day she mixes up a loaf in the morning and bakes the dough

from the previous day.

Yes you read that right!

It sits and rises for 24 hours!

That is what gives this bread it’s amazing chewy texture.

I especially love this recipe because there is no kneading!

Anyone following my blog knows I had hand surgery a few weeks ago and I am still

resting my hand when I am not working.

A no-knead bread recipe??? Super dee-duper!

Cujo, Hoo and I mixed up a double recipe for the family and are happy to share the

results with you.

Next cold wintry day do try this recipe and let me know what you think!

Artisan Bread
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Ingredients: (for one loaf)

1. 3 cups of flour

2. 2 teaspoons of salt

3. 2 teaspoons of dry yeast

4. 1 and 2/3 cups of warm water (110 F)

Can you believe it 4 ingredients??????

Optional:

1. 1 teaspoon sage

2. 1 teaspoon thyme

3. 1 teaspoon rosemary

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.

The dough will be “shaggy” and cake like.

It does not come together like other bread doughs.

Don’t worry.

This is correct for this recipe.

Once the ingredients are mixed cover the bowl with plastic wrap and a dish towel and

set aside.

Leave dough to rise 24-30 hours or more...

you will leave it to rise for 24 – 30 hours.

This recipe is very forgiving.

So if you cut the time shorter by a couple of hours or let it go a bit longer it won’t make

any difference in the finished product.

Now go to work.

Watch a movie,

or play with your kids and dog.

playing with Hoo

Okay…

So it’s about 22 hours later…

8 a.m….

Hoo is up and eating a piece of whole wheat toast with cream cheese.

Cujo is out chasing squirrels in the rain.

I am drinking my coffee and noshing on chocolate-caramel popcorn I made last night

when a fit of chocolate craving hit me.

The bread dough is ready for the next step.

2 hours before baking uncover your dough.

It will look all bubbly and soft.

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Stir it for a minute with a large spoon.

stir risen dough with 1/2 cup of flour pulling dough away from sides of bowl.

Now add a generous sprinkling (maybe 1/2 cup) of flour over the top of the dough and

with your spoon pull the dough away from the sides of the bowl so it forms a loose ball.

Don’t worry it won’t hold its shape.

This is just to get the second rising going.

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Now cover the dough with the plastic wrap and dish towel.

Leave it to rise for 2 hours.

Hoo and I are going to watch one of those placid morning shows and get dressed and ready for work.

Somebody needs a diaper change!

Baking:

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Put a cast iron dutch oven or an oven safe casserole dish with a cover in the oven to heat.

You need to have the lid!

Preheat the cookware for a full 30 minutes.

Be careful at this point because the cookware is very hot!.

Hoo is taking his nap now so the time is perfect for me!

Carefully pour the dough into the ungreased pot or casserole dish. and replace cover.

Cook dough for 30 minute.

Remove lid after the 30 minutes and continue baking for 15-20 minutes until the top is

nicely brown.

The bread will fall right out of the pot.

It has a great rustic look and an amazing texture and crust!

Yum.

Enjoy WP kids out there!

This is gmom, Hoo and Cujo coming to you from a rainy cold day in B’more!

Be safe out there!

View from our back door

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Comments on: "4 Ingredients! New York Times Artisan Bread Recipe. AWESOME!!!!" (2)

  1. Nice bread! And your instructions are very thorough :-)

  2. [...] right now in NYC where she lives because it was in the New York Times and sooooo easy apparently. Here is where I got my info. Try it out for yourself. You can’t go [...]

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