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No Knead Bread

As i have mentioned in my previous post, i have been experimenting bread baking lately, this no kneading needed crusty bread turned out to be a gem for me. The texture of this bread is like the bread that i once had in an Italian restaurant. The bread was served before the meal and it goes with extra virgin olive oil with Balsamic vinegar. I love the texture of this bread, it is crusty on the outside and for the inside i don't know how to find a correct word to describe....it's a little chewy ,elastically spongy but not those rubbery type of chewy..hhmmmm let me find the right word and update here later :) This bread goes well with cheese or dips as snack.




No Knead Crusty Bread


Ingredients:

1 cup bread flour
1 tsp yeast
1 tsp sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup warm water
1 tbsp milk
1 tbsp salt water for brushing (dilute some salt in warm water)


Method:

1. In a bowl put all the ingredients EXCEPT salt water. Use a spatula to make all the ingredients well combined and a stick dough formed.

2. Leave the dough in the bowl and cover with cling wrap to let it rise at room temperature for 8hrs (yes, 8 hrs! you can just leave it there and go for your shopping).

3. After 8hrs you will see the dough is double in size and with lots of bubbles. Now, spread the baking pan with some oil follow by sprinkling some corn flour on top of the oiled pan.

4. Transfer the dough on to the baking pan with a spatula and shape the dough with your lightly floured hand. Rest it for another 2hrs.

5. Pre-heat the oven for at least 30mins at 200c in advance.

6. Have a brush of salt water on the dough and sprinkle a little flour on top, in oven and bake for about 20mins.

7. Transfer the bread on rack and let it cool off before serving.

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