Friday, February 4, 2011

Make A Loaf of No Knead Bread For 39 cents

The picture below is the loaf I baked.  I replaced one cup of white flour with one cup of whole wheat .  I don't have a Dutch Oven so used the inside part of a Crock Pot instead.  The texture is incredible.  This bread  would make phenomenal chewy French Toast.  I have to find a vegan recipe for French Toast!  

Very simple instructions and even better, hardly any work. Delicious:

My Bread by Jim Lahey with Rick Flaste

An excellent main dish to go with your home made bread

Penne Pasta with Cannellini Beans and Escarole


1 (16 ounce) package dry penne pasta -or- what ever shape pasta tickles your fancy

  • 1 head escarole, chopped

  • canned cannellini beans, with liquid

  • A Gazillion cloves of chopped garlic (or how ever many you fancy)  

  •  canned diced tomatoes 

  • 2 -or- more ( I like more) Tablespoons Olive Oil

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • Parmesan/Romano Cheese **optional


In a skillet over medium heat saute garlic and onions on Olive Oil,   stir in the escarole, cannellini beans and liquid, and diced tomatoes cook until garlic and onions are tender. Season with salt and pepper and/or  **any other spices of your choosing personally, I like it with just the garlic.

Boil your pasta  until al dente; drain

Ladle sauce and beans over individual dish of the cooked pasta to serve.  Personally, I like to make sure there's enough extra sauce to dip my buttered bread in.....Cheap, Delicious and Oh-So-Utterly-Divine! 


  1. I watched the first video then the video by the person who formulated this bread recipe. They gave different times and temperatures. So, which do we use. I am ready to bake some bread in my Dutch oven!

  2. Hi Linda,
    I made this bread once following the instructions on one of my previous posts at 450 deg. F.

    I actually have dough mixed & sitting on my kitchen counter right now that I plan to bake in the morning.

    I don't have a Dutch Oven. I used the inside of my Crock Pot that lifts out (I read that you can do that) and it worked very well.

    I hope my answer helps. Thank you for your comment.
    Please let me know how your bread turns out.


  3. Hi Linda: I found another blogger who has a recipe for no knead bread on her blog with pictures. Hope it helps.

    I mixed my loaf batch last night left to rise for 12 hours. This morn around 8AM I floured & folded it and now have it rising in the cotton dish towel. After I bake & cool it I will take pictures and post them on my blog.