No Knead White

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No Knead White

I think I finally have Jim Lahey's recipe down.  Perhaps a bit overdone on the crust, but the crumb was perfect.

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That is a great looking loaf of bread!  Yummy, wasn't it?

When I first made bread the Lahey way I was scared.  The dough is a rather ugly mess and I didn't trust it until I saw my first success.

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The bread tasted great, especially with the hi-fat European butter.

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That is a beautiful crumb Elliot.  

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