Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sourdough No-Knead Bread Recipe

Just when I thought my rosemary no-knead bread was the best bread in the world, I thought I would try to make it better. I mean if it rises for 24 hours and is this good, why wouldn't it be better if left to rise longer and turn it into a sourdough loaf.


I double this recipe to make a big round loaf. I will give you the single recipe so double it if you want a bigger one.

Start by placing 3 T. of rye flour in a large bowl. Then add 2 3/4 c. white flour. Add 1 tsp. of rapid rise yeast. Add 1 1/2 tsp. salt.


Stir in 1 1/2 c. water. Stir until combined thoroughly.


Cover with plastic wrap and sit in a location that is 70 degrees. Leave it alone for 12 hours.


After 12 hours it will be puffy and bubbly. Stir it down, cover it with plastic and put to back to rest another 12 hours.


Since I doubled it, I let it rise in two bowls so it did not overflow. After the 3rd 12 hour period, stir it down again.



Add 1 cup of cubed cheese. I used Swiss.


Add about 1/2 c. more flour.


I also added a few tablespoons of diced rosemary and and some chopped Kalamata olives.


Stir it all together and allow it to rise again for another 12 hours. It will smell very sour.


Use a covered cooking vessel. A dutch oven or a pottery bowl with a lid will work. Place it in your oven while the oven heats to 450 degrees.


Carefully remove the vessel from the oven, spray it with cooking spray and dump in the dough. Cover it immediately and place it back in the oven to bake for 45 minutes covered.


After 45 minutes, remove the lid. Isn't it beautiful? Roll the bread out onto a pizza stone or the oven rack and allow it to cook for another 45 minutes.




Remove from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack. This makes an outstanding loaf of bread.


Click for a better look. You can see the cheese pooling in the pockets of the bread. You could use many different cheese and herbs and add green olives or no olives at all.

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23 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That looks SINFULLY good!

The StarFire Witch / Bald Girl said...

yes, I am Drooling.

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

What a smart idea! I like no-knead bread and love sourdough bread! This I must try next time!

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Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

Hello world! This is too good to be true. Mine is already working on it's first rise about 5 minutes ago. I'm making a double batch and am going to make two different kinds. One like Joyce's and I haven't decided yet on the other. This is going to be amazing!

the wild magnolia said...

WOW. Amazing! I know it will be delish! We are having angel hair pasta with shrimp, black beans, tomatoes, garlic and wine sauce. I'll try it tomorrow.

The Cranberry Coconut cookies turned out perfect. Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. They...are..all...gone. We loved them and must now do again. I'm also making Grandma's Sugar Cookie Yule Recipe from Serendipity. I'm doing angels only with gold and silver.

I've never been a cookie baker and everyone is amazed.

Happy day.

xoxo to "Teddy Tinsel Baby".

Guillaume said...

There was that bakery in Montreal, "Le Moulin", which used to make the nicest cheese and olives bread. I used to have that for dinner on Friday nights for a treat, ten-ish years ago. Sadly it doesn't exist anymore.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

oh my...we wish that bread was here at Farmhouse...we have pasta sauce simmering on the stovetop and that bread would go really well with it...

guess i better get out the bowl

:-)

kary and teddy
xxx

Suzie said...

Only you could turn bread into an oooey gooey slice of goodness! Major YUM!

Suzanne said...

I have got to try this! (first I have to purchase me a covered bowl)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Wow!!!

Wish I could eat the ingredients. But lucky those, who can. It's beeeeeeeeeeeeautiful!

Gentle Winter hugs...

Rosemary said...

This is mouthwatering will be trying.

Ann said...

That has got to be one of the most delicious looking breads I've ever seen.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh MY! I am definitely going to try this. By the way, I DID make the no-knead rye and it is delicious. I will send you a photo soon. :) Theresa

AkasaWolfSong said...

Oh this looks to die for!!!!

I'm writing this one down right
now! Yummy!

Thanks Jazz!!!! :)

peppylady (Dora) said...

I've never made anytype of sourdough bread but I havem't made bread for ages.

Coffee is on.

SharleneT said...

I turn my back for half a second and you create this incredibly delicious, gorgeous, loaf of bread! This is definitely one I'm going to make for Christmas dinner! Thanks for sharing and come visit when you can...

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I think I went a little mad there for a moment! :) What I wouldn't give for a nice big slice of that bread..yeah..I know it's late at night but who cares! I can't wait for the girls to see THIS ONE!!
HUGS!

TheBlakkDuchess said...

You made me drool all over my keyboard... again. ^-^

Guess what I'm going to be baking today? =D

soooo excited... ^-^

xoxo

SushiQ said...

Mmm...cheese and olives...bread...must make bread today...

Pricilla said...

Hmmm, I really must try this but without the olives :)

It's snowing again today!

Mina said...

I am going to gain 10 pounds just reading your blog. Your recipes and food pics are too much for my discipline. ;-)

Texan said...

Okay I have to try this. Yummy!!!

La Ferme de Sourrou said...

This looks lovely !