Step 4: Preheat Oven WITH the Pot

Here's part of the magic.

Half an hour before your dough is ready, preheat your oven to 475 degrees F. But put the cast iron pot in the oven right away.

The dutch oven will heat up inside your bake oven as it gets hot.
Well i have to say nice vid and recipe. just made this as you said, i was bit mmmm if it was going to be another dead instructable, as so many are wrong measurements. But this is a thumbs from me, the bread turned out just as i like it. THIS IS MY WAY OF MAKING BREAD FROM NOW ON. THANKS Top job and so simple and little clean up. And no time wasted waiting around brilllllllllllllllllllll. Thanks
Another way to transfer the bread is to place it on a sheet of parchment, which you can leave under the bread in the Dutch oven--it's easier than trying to transfer from the tea towel without tearing the dough. The parchment will get brown around the edges, but it's designed to handle around 550F, so, no worries about fires.--and it makes it easier to get the bread OUT, too. Also, Cook's Illustrated Magazine did a version of this bread, and they really ramped up the flavor with the addition of some dark beer--only about 1/4 cup. Oh, what to do with the rest of the bottle? You wouldn't want to waste it! Hmmmm. Well, I'm sure you can think of SOMEthing. Anyway, The bread is delicious, and very much a family favorite. Only trouble is, it only yields one loaf. I think I may just have to invest in a second Dutch oven....
<p>This recipe is the same as Jim Lahey's (see his book on bread baking). The long rise means no kneading is necessary.</p>
Dark beer! Always a good idea!
I've been curious about no-knead breads, especially those baked in a dutch oven. Hopefully not a redundant Q, but have you tried this recipe with a crock pot?
No, I haven't yet, but sounds like a good experiment!<br><br>My sister loves crockpots. She tried a chocolate cake in a crock pot a while back which did NOT turn out.....<br><br>I think bread is more likely to work. If nothing else, it sure would smell good!
<p>You need a round crock pot &amp; I just have a big oval one. The dutch oven works perfectly.</p>
I did some experimenting...<br> I now CAN make bread in a Crock-Pot!<br> Read about it right here on Instructables!<br> <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Crock-Pot-Bread/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/Crock-Pot-Bread/</a>
Just came across an article on The Kitchn with a good answer for those without a Dutch Oven. The writers don't mention crock pots as an alternative, but they do list casserole dishes with lids, glass serving pots with lids, and metal pots with lids. Also, just plain ol' tin foil over a pot. <br> <br>However, they do note that the taste is superior with no-knead bread made in a dutch oven. :) <br> <br>http://www.thekitchn.com/noknead-bread-alternative-to-d-42145 <br> <br>
<p>This is way cool. Im meaning to try this.</p>
Yes...I think I will mix up some dough tonight and bake some bread in a pot tomorrow! This looks delicious!
Loved your video, very well done!!! Love the easy recipe. My sister use to bake fresh bread but it seemed like such a production. This seems very easy, I might even be able to do it. <br>Thanks!!!
Haha that's funny. We have a &quot;less expensive&quot; version of the le creuset as well. I never thought about ordering a metal knob for it but I'll have to look into that.
IDK if you have ever heard of this thing called a shooter's Sandwich ( http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/gallery/2010/apr/07/how-to-make-shooters-sandwich ), but is called for a crusty bread load. Do you think that recipe that you used in teh vid would be good for it?
Oh. Wow. That looks amazing.
WOW! I have got to try that! Yes, this loaf is crusty and round and I think it would work great for that sandwich recipe.<br><br>I haven't tried it yet, but this bread recipe should also work quite well for making a bread bowl. Might be best for something like an artichoke dip, where the bread that gets cut out would then be dipped back into whatever goes in the bowl.
Great!<br>I made teh bread<br>Tis Delicious<br>Me Gusta<br>I also made the Sandwich.<br>For it being my first try i guess it turned out well.<br>
I loved the Taste-Test and Review! Way to go!
hmm, doesn't look that hard to make.I bet would be great for that shooters sandwich, I'm drooling already
It looks not hard to make. I will try .
so can i come to your house to slice my loaves? :)
Drop in anytime!<br>A good sharp serrated knife works fine, but for &quot;More Power!&quot; the deli slicer really does a bang-up job, with consistent-width slices.
This looks awesome

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