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Recipe Trend: You’re Not the Boss of Me, No-Knead Bread

no-knead bread

No-knead bread has tormented me for nearly a year now. In January, actually at the very beginning of January, so about 11 months ago now, I decided to attempt the recipe, which many bloggers touted as the easiest thing they’ve ever made. Steamy Kitchen even bragged that the recipe was so easy that her four-year-old could make it. So when I failed miserably, this fact haunted me even more. If a four-year-old can make it, why can’t I? I put the recipe away, never to be looked at again.

So when I saw that no-knead bread was trend #6 on Saveur’s recipe trend list (for those of you keeping count, I am skipping kale chips, recipe #5, because I’ve blogged about them already), I figured this would be a great opportunity to force myself to face this recipe again. Surely I had just made a small error in my first attempt that could easily be fixed this second time around, I thought. To be on the safe side, I decided to use a slightly different variation, a ratio-based recipe from Michael Ruhlman’s bread-making app. Surely Ruhlman’s recipe would be foolproof. Continue reading

Cooking My Way Through Recipe Trends

kale chips

Because I’ve been blogging for only a year now, it seems that I’ve missed many recipe trends. But thanks to Saveur, I can catch up quickly. Today the foodie magazine and website released an article dedicated to the top eight recipe trends over the past few years. And so guess what? I’ve decided to cook every one of them.

As luck would have it, I’ve actually checked item #5, kale chips, off my list already, when I made them last fall. I’ve also tried and failed at making no-knead bread, but if at first you don’t succeed . . . blah, blah, blah. We’ll see what happens next time. At any rate, there are six completely new recipes plus that bread I’m so determined to master, so be prepared for some interesting blogging ahead, folks.

Have you tried any of the recipes on Saveur’s list? Have any recommendations for me as I embark on this cooking and baking adventure?