The techniques for producing excellent bread, it turns out, are relatively simple & straightforward.
Bread looks like a straightforward dish, so that won’t appear surprising to many people, but some of the detail involved in taking it from a loaf to something special could become complicated.
A chap named Jim Lahey has sorted out what simply works & how to achieve that with minimal fussing around:
I’ll be teaching a truly minimalist breadmaking technique that allows people to make excellent bread at home with very little effort. The method is surprisingly simple — I think a 4-year-old could master it — and the results are fantastic.
The technique features:
- no kneading
- no special ingredients
- no special equipment
- no special rituals
- little yeast
- quite high (42%) moisture
- elapsed time (up to a day) to do the work, rather than great effort
If you try it, please ’blog about your results, so we can all see.