Making bread....

I have never made bread....well not since Home Economics in high school. My friend Meghan gave me a very easy recipe for "No-knead" bread, and I thought I'd give it a try!

The ingredients are very simple:
3 cups of flour
1/4 teaspoon of yeast
1 and 1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 and 1/3 cup of water

Simply mix all the ingredients together until they form a sticky texture. Then cover and let it rise for 12-18 hours (I did it overnight)

In the morning the dough should look like this with bubbles covering the surface.

Take the dough out of the bowl and fold the edges in to create a round loaf, and wrap in a floured tea towel for another 1-2 hrs
(until you can poke the dough and the indention remains.)

During the last 30 minutes that the dough is rising, put a pot in a 475 degree oven to heat. Then put the dough inside (pot is VERY hot!) and bake covered for 30 minutes and uncovered for another 15-30 minutes. Until its golden brown and not burnt!! =)

Here's the final product cooling after it was done! I may have dusted a little too heavily with the flour before I baked it, but it didn't affect the taste!!

My first bread-making experience was a success!! =)

What new recipes have YOU tried lately?