Cindy turning out lovely loaves, I thought I would give it a try. Cindy cooks all sorts of things but has always shied away from yeast cooking. She made a loaf of this no knead bread and now seems hooked.
So yesterday afternoon, I had a look at this recipe which is called Josh's even lazier than no knead bread. That's why the baking paper is in my picture.
I had too much water in my mix so added more flour in this morning. I was still unsure whether I was wasting my time but decided to cook it anyway. This is how it turned out. Picture was taken about a minute after it came from oven. The recipe suggests the baking paper being used so there is basically no cleaning up. Dough is turned on to the paper for shaping, not onto a floured bench, then put in a very hot cast iron casserole or anything oven proof providing it has a lid.
This loaf has about 35% Attar flour which is an Indian wholemeal flour available certainly in Coles. It has a pleasant nutty flavour. I'll experiment with another mix, but this was certainly easy and looks as if it should be delicious. I might try the quince jelly I was given last week on a slice.
I went with friend and one son and his wife last night to local good pizzeria. He had asked two young Malaysian sisters for dinner to celebrate their birthdays, one a 21st. They are studying here and he met them in the course of St John Ambulance duties as they have joined a division here. I gave the Milkweed shawl which is shown in previous entry to the girl who had just turned 21. I hadn't met her or her sister before although DIL knows them quite well. She was amazed someone could not only make something like that, but also give her something handmade. It was a very chilly night here, so she put it on before we came outside. It is actually simple knitting, very soothing which was what I needed at the time, just rhythmic counting of pattern repeats. Not hard at all.
Now to see if that loaf has cooled enough to cut.