No-knead bread is the easiest bread in the world to make. With a handful of ingredients and a dutch oven you can make a glorious bread boule and feel like the most accomplished bread baker in the world.
I always thought that no-knead bread had to rise overnight to come out right. This past week I discovered a version of no-knead bread that can be made in just under 2 hours and basically my life is now complete. Wait, no, once I realized I could add chocolate chips to the bread, THEN my life was really complete.
The result is a crusty white country-style bread with chocolate chips. The only way to make it better is to slather a slice with salted butter and devour it while it’s hot.
Wait! You need a Dutch Oven!
In order to make this bread you will need a dutch oven. Dutch ovens can run from about $40 all the way to $530 or more*. You really don’t need a fancy one for this recipe. I use a 3.2 quart dutch oven to make my bread, but you could easily use a bigger one if that’s what you have on hand. You can find a very wide range of dutch ovens on Amazon* (some which can even be delivered as early as next week). There are usually a couple options on Zulily. And some occasionally at thrift stores. I purchased one of mine at Marshall’s and another at Ikea.
This recipe was originally published by Gimme Some Oven with a plethora of amazing tips to make the bread juuuuuuust right as well as a bunch of variations. Please check it out and give them some love. Over there you can also find the original, overnight version of this bread which I highly recommend if you’ve got the patience.
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