First thing’s first, guys. I love bread. Especially a no knead garlic bread.
So that’s why when I found this recipe, I was excited. I could make my own, squishy, soft bread MYSELF? I was up for the challenge.
Thing is, this was no challenge at all. 4 ingredients and roughly 3 hours later, I had an incredible loaf of bread in front of me in my kitchen.
This recipe requires no finesse and no real kitchen skills. You throw the ingredients into a bowl, let it rise, and stick it in a covered dutch oven to steam and then bake it for a crunchy outside crust. It also looks so freaking gorgeous, like you really put in some grand effort. Your friends will be really impressed with this bread.
I thought it might also be a great charcuterie bread! A few slices of this rustic bread with some soft compound butter will make this even more memorable.
I mentioned the Dutch oven for this bread, but any covered pan will work. You want to build up steam in the oven to cook the loaf first. That helps you achieve a springy inside. You get a loaf with a little bit of chew and the baking it uncovered will create a crunchy outer crust.
From my tests of this recipe, this bread lasts around seven days. My first loaf barely made it a week – Bryan really loved it!
So, try this recipe, and let me know what you think. What other flavorings would you add to your no knead garlic bread dough?