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cooks Illustrated almost no knead bread - anyone else tried?

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Judith Gorman | | Dec 28, 2007 08:40 AM

When Mark Bittman posted Sullivan Street Bakery's recipe for no knead bread the chowhound board lit up with responses. I got on the bandwagon and made the bread several times. It always looked great and the crust was indeed a thing of beauty. However, I found the bread itself too wet and not particularly flavorful. This last weekend I followed the Cooks Illustrated variation on the original recipe which calls for the addition of lager and 15 seconds of kneading. The results were superior, with the beer adding a sourdough flavour that I liked. The bread was also not nearly as wet. Would love to hear of other results with the new or even old method.

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