Making a loaf of sourdough bread was the absolute very first food related item on my bucket list. I love sourdough bread, but as you know, I am intimidated by pretty much everything.
I mentioned this to my mother-in-law a while back, and apparently she shared the same love. She started a sourdough starter about 2 or 3 weeks ago, and has made a loaf a week since the starter was good to go. She actually used part of her starter to start a starter for me as well. OK, now let's start! Confused yet?
My mother-in-law followed some starter recipe that she had in a bread book for a white sourdough starter.
This is what the starter looked like when I got my hands on it. It was in a large pasta sauce jar, and it was about 1/2 way full. See how bubbly and active it is?
She has been following this recipe/video ...for No Knead Method sourdough bread. So, with my starter, that is was we decided to make as well. First, let me tell you that IT WAS AMAZINGLY EASY. We followed his fairly nonchalant recipe to the T. My MIL also gave us this Danish Dough Whish/Hook. It was pretty cool. It mixed everything veryyyyy well.
My pictures below aren't very good step-by-step instructions because the Breadtopia man gives pretty amazing pictures in his video tutorials.
My MIL brought along her Romertopf clay baking dish and we used that to bake the bread in, as breadtopia man suggests. He has you preheat the oven to 500 degrees, WOW is that HOTTTTT. We thought that the clay pot might crumble; but it didn't and the crust on the bread was phenomenal. PHENOMENAL.
I mean seriously, look at his recipe and watch his video. Hands on time for this No Knead bread was about 6 minutes total. 6 MINUTES. However, real serious forethought is required when planning to bake this bread because you have to get it going like 20-something hours before you want to eat it.
There you have it. Another item knocked off of my Bucket List. I will surely be making this amazingly fantastic and delightful bread again SOON, probably this coming weekend. Check out my Finished Projects page for all of the projects/food that I've finished since I started the blog. Also, check out Flickr for more photos.