Monthly Archives: September 2009

100% Whole Wheat No-Knead Bread, One More Time

Week Forty: One More Time Jim Lahey’s no-knead method is so amazingly simple that it’s quite tempting to fiddle with it, making substitutions here and there, pushing the limits.  One of the more obvious changes is to swap the white … Continue reading

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Ensaïmadas, One More Time

Week Forty: One More Time Generally speaking, I fall into the “Cook’s Illustrated” school of thought, which is to say that I prefer to produce the ideal example of whatever item I happen to be cooking.  (Though who wouldn’t?)  But … Continue reading

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Tortas de Aceite, One More Time

Week Forty: One More Time Can you believe it?  It’s already the end of the third quarter!  The year is mostly done, and soon this project will be over.  Not to spoil the surprise, but I do plan to continue … Continue reading

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Olive Parmesan No-Knead Bread

Week Thirty-Nine: No-Knead Bread Week This last no-knead variation takes yesterday’s adaptation one step further: instead of simply adding different grains to subtly change the flavor, this version adds such generous amounts of parmesan and kalamata olives that the word … Continue reading

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Multigrain No-Knead Bread

Week Thirty-Nine: No-Knead Bread Week The next logical variation on this week’s theme is to see how this bread reacts to some additions.  I fully understand I’m not blazing any new territory here; but it’s something I’ve never tried for … Continue reading

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Almost No-Knead Bread

Week Thirty-Nine: No-Knead Bread Week I do attract an astute crowd, don’t I?  A couple of sharp-minded readers totally predicted today’s recipe without even knowing it, in helpful response to the whole wheat no-knead bread fiasco.  For anyone who hasn’t … Continue reading

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Quick No-Knead Bread

Week Thirty-Nine: No-Knead Bread Week Okay, you’re sold on this whole “no-knead bread” thing.  You’re ready to try it out.  Problem is, you’re never in one spot long enough to make it through the whole twenty-odd hour process.  Or maybe … Continue reading

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100% Whole Wheat No-Knead Bread

Week Thirty-Nine: No-Knead Bread Week [Oh my goodness, you guys!  I'm finally caught back up!] Fixated as this nation is on whole-grain anything, the most logical variation on no-knead bread is to make a whole wheat version.  Normally, I would … Continue reading

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Original No-Knead Bread

Week Thirty-Nine: No-Knead Bread Week Oh, you knew it was coming sooner or later.  Did anyone really think I was going to go the whole year without acknowledging the biggest ever stir in the breadmaking blogosphere, the phenomenon (to use … Continue reading

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Hazelnut Fig Bread

Week Thirty-Eight: Spanish Breads We end this week with a recipe that, while not strictly Spanish in origin, carries itself with a decidedly Spanish air.  This is a slightly dry and firm bread, perfect for stacking with whatever delicacies you … Continue reading

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