Delicious

Look at this loaf of bread or I suppose it would be a round of bread.  Whatever it is for my first try at baking bread in the dutch oven using a no knead bread that sits over night — it worked out well.

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I do need to get a sharper knife to slash the tops with or get some razor blades. I was afraid I’d deflate it but didn’t.   Since it’s a no knead it’s a denser bread so it held up to my not so sharp knife.  The other thing I need to get is a new instant read thermometer.  My old one fell apart (shutting a drawer with it partially sticking out probably helped that along) and the only other thermometer I have is an old meat one that doesn’t go high enough in temp. So need to find a new one.

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So here was lunch – no I didn’t eat half the loaf of bread – I cut it in half to make sure it was done all the way through.  It was and it was moist inside and crusty outside.   Along with a bowl of home made French onion soup with croutons and swiss cheese melting on top.

An excellent meal for a cold winter’s day.  And plenty of leftovers to take to lunch for work this week or to stick some in the freezer.

The bread recipe is No-Knead Oat Bread which was in a King Arthur Flour catalog I got in the mail but the recipe is also on their website.  I switched one thing – the recipe calls for a mix of  bread flour and whole wheat flour — I had no whole wheat here so I substituted Rye flour for the wheat (since I love rye more anyway) and it was delicious.

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7 comments on “Delicious

  1. That is one beautiful “round” of bread! I bet it was delicious with the rye flour added. Thanks for the source of the recipe. I have several no knead recipes and they are all good. I had French Onion soup this week too, but we didn’t have a freshly baked loaf of bread. Nice going for your first try.

  2. Looks delicious. Do you share your recipe for onion soup? Love onion soup and fresh bread would not hurt

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