nate, my department’s (former) intern at work, has been dying for an easy bread recipe that doesn’t involve bread machines or huge messes, so i set out to try out a couple recipes & find the best one for him (and you!). what i found was a huge community of amateur bread makers who all raved about one recipe concept: no-knead bread. this idea really surfaced in 2006 in the new york times, where jim lahey of sullivan street bakery shared his original recipe. since then it has been tried, trued, & perfectly perfected into an incredibly simple no-mess recipe (follow that link for the recipe) that yields a delicious rustic loaf of bread.
nate got hired this week, so naturally i’ve made him a loaf of bread to celebrate. who needs a cake? congratulations, buddy.