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Total Time
2hrs 35mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 35 mins

This bread is incredible. It is by far the best non-knead bread I've ever eaten. Serve it with any homemade soup, or with chicken cacciatore.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a quart bowl or measuring cup, put the warm water, the margarine or butter, the sugar, the salt, and a tablespoon of the flour. Stir well.
  2. Add in the yeast and then set aside for five minutes.
  3. In a very large bowl, mix 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup of the parmesan, and the remaining ingredients. Stir to mix.
  4. Slowly stir in the yeast mixture.
  5. Beat in the rest of the flour.
  6. Leave the bread mix in the bowl, and cover with a damp dish towel and then plastic wrap.
  7. Let rise 45 minutes, until light and bubbly.
  8. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  9. Butter a two quart casserole.
  10. Stir the bread mix until it collapses, and then flop it into the greased dish.
  11. Sprinkle the remaining parmesan on top of the bread mix.
  12. Let rise 30 minutes and then put in oven.
  13. Bake 35 minutes until lightly browned.
  14. Turn the bread out onto the counter.
  15. Lightly thump bottom.
  16. If it sounds hollow it's done.
  17. Otherwise, return to casserole for a few minutes.
  18. Let partially cool.
  19. Serve warm with real butter.
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5 5

Wonderful bread, easy to make and rose to a beautiful height. I did spray the oven several times with cold water as the bread was baking and ended up with a great crusty crust.