There are all kinds of no-knead bread recipes out there – from white to rye, and pourable-batter breads to long-rise stir-together loaves. But we all agree, this particular recipe – re-creates the seminal New York City no-knead artisan bread that started it all over a decade ago – deserves its championship status.
For many of us home bakers, making a good loaf of sourdough bread feels like striving for the World Cup or an Olympic gold medal. It's the challenge to top all challenges and takes real commitment, but it's also something that's completely achievable. Are you ready to take on the challenge of a true sourdough bread? If so — or even if you're just curious to see what the fuss is about — here's everything you need to know!
Stacking and flattening the dough creates lots and lots of flaky layers that beg to be pulled apart and slathered with softened butter. And honey, if you’re into that sort of thing. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.