it is SO easy, so easy that it’s almost effortless. The recipe and instructions are in the link. Do not be afraid of this, I have let yeast scare me for far too long. It’s honestly idiot proof, I’m telling you.
Robin, my hubby, makes a no knead bread and we’ve experimented with the proof time, anywhere from 1.5 to 12 hours and decided the longer rise doesn’t make it any better. He can make a loaf start to finish in less than 4 hours.
Have you tried a poolish or a biga?
The biga is 80% starter, I did not find it made any yummy difference, BUT! The poolish at only 20% starter created such delicious depth of flavour, I was really surprised.
Still, this dummy bread which I find stupidly easy is very good. The moisture level can be a bit high or low, no problem. Still so darn yummy. I will say, I find using a dutch oven really helpful but it can totally be done without.
These 2 loaves took 1/2tsp of yeast. More yeast = less proofing time. We do that for buns, they are very soft & lovely. This bread crackles when it comes out, crispy chewy crust. NOM!
I use the over night no knead one. And also the ones from the book flour water salt yeast. All excellent. But I need a reliable recipe for a yeasted bread that I can go from decision to make bread to finished loaf in about a couple of hours, and not kneaded by me. I know it won’t develop as much flavor, but you can always add filling to compensate.