Wednesday, January 9, 2013
No Knead bread in Le Creuset
Happy New Year! Finally, we moved to a new place and we are settling down.
We moved little bit before Christmas and my husband's parents were here from Germany to help us move and spend Christmas with us. Since we were trying to finish everything before Christmas, it was quite busy and stressful but we were able to get most of the stuff done by Christmas and was able to spend nice relaxing Christmas.
About a week before the move, my son got sick and he was throwing up all day for one day. Thank god it lasted only one day. Then, right when we were about to move, my husband started feeling sick and he was not feeling well for about a week. Now, he feels fine and we were able to start a new year with healthy bodies.
Since we didn't have any furniture, we had to buy everything. We bought all the furniture from IKEA. IKEA is great. I think it would have cost a lot more if we didn't have IKEA. Even with IKEA stuff, buying all the furniture you need cost a lot of money. But I was able to get furnitures I like and the house is coming together.
I really love my house and the town I used to like before the Hurricane so I am still sad about it but the new house started to feel like home and I think it will grow on us with time. Plus, the town I used to live is about 30mins away so I will be going there at least once a week to see my friends and neighbors.
I don't know anything about this area so I just have to figure out what is around here.
Yesterday, I went to the library in the area. This library is very small and old but it seems like they have a program for my son once a week so I am going to sign him up for it. Hopefully I can make some new friends there.
Anyhow, enough about my life and let's talk about cooking.
In previous post, I told you that I finally bought Le creuset dutch oven.
There was this one thing I really really wanted to try making it when I get Le Creuset. It is no knead bread! This is how it came out.
Doesn't it look great? It really like bread you buy from bakery and it is super super super easy to make!
I think this bread started out as one person from NY bakery (Jim Lahey from Sullivan Street Bakery) invented this method so everyone can make real bread easily at home. Then, Mark Bittman wrote an article about it in New York Times and it got very very popular.
I don't remember how I found this out but I always wanted to try.
Here is the recipe in New York Times.
But I used this website to make it myself since it is much easier to see and it explain the steps very well.
Click here for the recipe I used from "Simply So Good".
My husband loves bread so he was very happy when he saw this bread. He is excited that now he can eat this anytime at home. (Well it need to be rested for at least 18hours so I have to plan it though)
My husband's father (my father-in-law) also loves bread so he was also very happy to have this bread. I am happy that everyone loves it and it is really easy to make.
I don't need to knead the bread. I just mix the ingredients and let it sit for 18 hours and bake.
When you buy bread at supermarket, often time there are many chemicals to prevent it from spoiling but this one is all natural and it is a lot more economical and it taste better!
So if you have Le creuset, please try to bread. If you love bread, you will love this homemade bread!
Now I have all the cooking tools and I am excited about making new dishes and sharing it with you.