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No-Knead Bread

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This recipe has been around for a while, but the enthusiastic endorsement from Mike Printy (a good-friend-of-a-good-friend) was the motivation I needed to try it.  Mike shared with me that he hasn’t bought a loaf of bread in several years thanks to this recipe – it’s that easy and that good.  It really couldn’t be any easier; the cumulative  time for all of the “active” steps can’t be more than 10 minutes (spread over 22 hours).  Next time I make this I’m going to let my 8-year-old do it all herself (except the bit with the 450-degree pot).

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Irish Brown Bread

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One 9 x 5 loaf

Recipe courtesy of my mother-in-law

  • 2.5 cups wheat flour
  • 1.5 cups white flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 heaping teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ stick room temperature butter
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Sift together the dry ingredients.  Rub in butter until the mixture is the consistency of coarse crumbs.  (A food processor makes this step much faster and easier, but it using one also means you have to clean it up when you’re done.) Continue reading ‘Irish Brown Bread’


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