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no knead bread

pcipci Posts: 249
edited 5:52AM in EggHead Forum
My bread turns out great except the crust is so hard. Is this normal for no knead?


  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,699
    I assume you are baking it in a covered dutch oven?

    I bake mine at 500 degrees in a covered dutch oven for 25 minutes, then lower the temperature to 400 and cook uncovered for about 30 minutes more. I check the internal temperature and remove it when it hits 195-200 degrees.

    I like my bread very crusty but not too hard. I have found these times produce the bread that I like. You can reduce the covered cooking time to make the bread less crusty.
    Large BGE
    Barry, Lancaster, PA
  • pcipci Posts: 249
    I will try that thanks
  • RogerTRogerT Posts: 53
    You can also take a stick of butter and rub the top of the loaf after you take it out of the oven. This will soften it up also.

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