Monday, January 9, 2023


No-Knead Bread

As I mentioned last week, one of my New Year's resolutions is to cook more at home. I figured a good way to motivate myself would be to cook my way through one of my favorite cookbooks. I chose Tieghan Gerard's Half Baked Harvest Super Simple cookbook. I have been following Half Baked Harvest on social media for years from the recommendation of my Niece. I instantly fell in love with the amazing food photos. Everything looked so delicious! I have purchased two of Tieghan's cookbooks and have used every excuse to not cook more. I'm hoping the Half Baked Harvest Super Simple cookbook project will keep me motivated throughout the year to cook more, blog more and have fun with cooking!

I decided to start with an easy recipe, No-Knead Bread. I have never actually made homemade bread, except for banana bread. This bread recipe was super simple. Which I guess is why it's the title of the cookbook. 


I won't be posting the full recipes in any of my posts. If you would like the recipes for any of the food I make from the Half Baked Harvest Super Simple cookbook, you can purchase a copy here.

Furious IPA from Surly Brewing Company

I will list the ingredients for this recipe, but again, I will not publish the full recipe. Flour, instant yeast, kosher salt, beer and olive oil are all you need to make this bread. The beer I used for this recipe is Furious IPA from Surly Brewing Company out of Minneapolis, MN. I would have used a much lighter beer, but this is all I had in my fridge, as I don't really drink light beer. I would definitely recommend using a light beer for this recipe. The bread had a pretty strong beer smell and taste to it, due to the fact that I used an IPA.

Dough before rising

Dough going into the oven

Bread out of the oven

Fresh baked bread

This bread was very easy to make. The bread itself turned out great! The crust was perfectly crispy, and the bread was the perfect consistency. The next time I make this bread I will use the lighter beer. It will be perfect then! For my first time ever making a loaf of bread, I would say this was a success!

Now it's time to explore the cookbook to find the next recipe I will try.


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