Let's see, I did cook some. I know! It was shocking. But Larry was home and I felt guilty. Also, I had recently found an awesome no-knead bread dough recipe on Pinterest for crusty bakery-type bread that normally costs more than 4 dollars a loaf at the grocery store.
|This is the other blogger's picture. But it could have been mine.|
You know, I'm used to succumbing to the siren song of whatever recipe fad is out there, only to be disappointed with the results. But this time? I am churning out crusty loaves of bread with little to no effort on my part. And no one cries! My not-so-little tykes actually sit there waiting for the bread to come out of the oven so that they can slather it with butter and devour it.
Of course, that may be more a function of how hungry they are than of how good it is. I don't know.
|Impulse purchase that actually paid off|
The secret to the crust is to bake the bread in an enameled cast iron pot. I bought one online at Target for 53 dollars (free shipping). Much cheaper than anywhere else, by the way. We figured out that it pays for itself after 12 loaves. I think we're there already.
Did I mention that this is a no-knead bread dough? 10 minutes, people - that's all it takes. No one fighting over who gets to "help" knead, no mess in the kitchen. Check it out!