Do you have a carb tooth? My carb tooth is even more demanding than my sweet tooth, if that tells you anything.
I am powerless in the presence of a good crusty bread! Or even a bad crusty bread. Unfortunately for my midsection, I have found a recipe for a fantastic No-Knead Rustic Crusty Bread that requires a minimum amount of work. It’s a no-knead bread, so all there is to do is combine the (very few) ingredients and then do a lot of waiting for the dough to rise. All you need is flour, yeast, salt, and water.
I like to use a combination of half bread flour and half all purpose flour. Sometimes I make loaves, sometimes I make rolls, and most times I make both. A nice slice of this rustic bread is a perfect companion for a hot bowl of soup.
The crumb is fluffy but hardy, and the crust is impossibly perfect. To achieve that beautiful crunchy-when-it’s-warm and chewy-when-it’s-not crust, you will need to make the oven nice and steamy by pouring some hot water into a preheated broiler pan. Believe me when I tell you that that will make you feel like a badass baker!
Find the recipe (with handy step-by-step pictures) for this amazing and easy Rustic Crusty Bread at Mel’s Kitchen Cafe! My carb tooth thanks you for this recipe, Mel!
Today’s cuteness is brought to you by the magical land of Japan. It’s a cat cafe! I like the second cafe that Sharla visits best. They would have to call the police to kick me out of that place because I would refuse to ever leave!