Almost No-Knead Whole Wheat Bread

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 2008

A no-fuss recipe that is revolutionizing home baking trades flavor and reliability for ease. Could we improve the bread's bland taste and make it rise high every time?

SERVESMakes 1 large round loaf

TIME1½ hours, plus 10 hours resting and 2 hours cooling

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

For a no-knead bread recipe that would produce a loaf with a consistent shape, we strengthened the dough by lowering the hydration and giving it the bare minimum of kneading time (15 seconds). To give the bread more flavor than the standard...

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