Baking my own bread was something I didn’t think I’d ever do. For one, I was anything but a baker. And why should I slave over the oven, baking a bread that I could easily buy from professional bakers? This was my perspective on bread baking until I had heavenly, warm, soft and fluffy home-made bread from dinners at friends’ homes. The bread was so good and when I expressed my pleasure, my friends stared at me incredulously, realizing that I hadn’t made the famous Jim Lahey no-knead bread yet. I didn’t know if it was “embarrassment” or “curiosity” that drove me to give the recipe a try, all I knew was I just wanted to try my hands at the bread (ignore my earlier sentiments about baking my own bread).
Admittedly, I was skeptical about baking a bread from scratch and was totally convinced it was going to be a disaster. I probably had the least baking skills in the world and wasn’t confident that I could pull this bread-making mission off. I decided to give it a go all the same and figured it was going to be a fun activity to do with my daughter. (two can do it better!).
Just as I thought, it was super fun, and to my utter disbelief, it turned out amazing and tasty. I felt like an accomplished hero and almost wanted to scream out to the skies and the world, that I made the most amazing home-made bread! I was so proud of myself; you’d think I won a jackpot. My daughter also basked in the euphoria and we pledged unwavering allegiance to home-made Jim Lahey no-knead bread (bye-bye store bought bread).
One advice: give it a try! But I should warn you that the recipe requires that you start the process a day before you serve the bread. But that’s the only “complication” to the recipe, everything else is easy breezy. For more amazing bread and pastry DIYs like this one, check out our blog!
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