I’ve said it before: homemade bread isn’t all that hard, it’s just a lot of work. All that kneading and resting means that it’s not really a Singlemade-recipe. The Irish soda bread is an exception to this rule and I have some good news: I found another one! Get ready, because I figured out a new bread recipe that doesn’t need any upper body strength at all!
The physical effort is minimal, but your patience will be tested. Basically, you’re letting the yeast do all the work for you. The dough needs to ferment for at least 24 hours. A word of warning: when you take out the dough after those 24 hours, you’ll be hit with the smell of beer! 😉 But don’t worry: once baked, you won’t taste the beer.
I let Pinterest inspire me to make this recipe. It’s full of pictures of no-knead-bread in a ‘Dutch oven’. I’d never heard of a Dutch oven, but it turns out to be nothing more than a cast iron pot. So this bread is baked in a cooking pot! Dutch oven, Belgian pot or French casserole, whatever the denomination, I recommend Ferleon! Top design combined with Belgian quality!
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Carine confirms there are a lot of holes in the crust, but that it’s wonderfully crispy! Yes, she loves it!
Caroline’s dough started rising very quickly but caved in when she wanted to start baking it. Nevertheless, she managed to make a pretty loaf. She likes the taste but thought it was a bit heavy. She concluded that maybe baking bread just wasn’t her thing. She doesn’t like handling the raw dough and getting flour everywhere! 🙂
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Have fun cooking and… bon appétit! 🙂