Good things come to those who wait. And by "good things" I mean a loaf of bread so delicious, you may find yourself daydreaming about it long after it's been gobbled up. The key ingredients for bread-making are patience, precision, a little bit of luck, and, in most cases, a strong arm for working the dough. But if that last bit turns you off, then you've come to the right place.
Jim Lahey's recipe for no-knead bread has made the rounds in the food blogging world, but I'd been somewhat intimidated by it. In an effort to try new things and satisfy a crazy craving for homemade bread, I set about tackling it. For 18-plus hours, I nervously waited for my dough to rise and bubble, convinced the whole time that I would screw it up.
The next day, to my surprise, I woke up to a bowl of sticky, bubbly dough that perfectly fit the description in the recipe. How thrilling! The next few steps required a delicate touch, a lot of flour, and more waiting.
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