Bread 101 A Simple Guide to My Bread Voyage

For me the journey started during the covid pandemic. My-go guide is the Ken Forkish book Picture1

A simple to understand guide to the world of bread. The recipe below is a culmanation of what I’v learned and at least for this week my favorite No-Knead bread. ENJOY


Chef Roberts No-Knead Bread

Prep Time 5 hours

Cook Time 30 minutes

Total Time 5 hours 30 minutes

What’s In It: 560 grams of  bread flour or all purpose

190 grams of whole wheat flour

600 grams of water at 98° to 100°f or 36-37c

17 grams of Kosher salt

3 grams of active yeast

Let’s Put it Together:

1. In a large bowl combine with your hands the flours and water until completely mixed together. Let rest for 10 minutes.

2. Next, sprinkle the salt and yeast overtop and mix it into the dough by pinching, stretching and folding the dough over for 4 to 5 minutes. This a ken forkish move


3. Cover and rest the dough in a warm dark place for 15 to 20 minutes before folding the dough over 5 to 6 times.

4. Cover and rest for 45 to 60 minutes and then fold the dough over 5 to 6 times again.

5. Cover and rest for 2 hours or until it has tripled in size.

6. Dust a clean surface with flour and place the dough onto it. Sprinkle the top with flour and fold the dough over in thirds 3 to 4 times and then begin to mold the dough into a ball by cupping around the dough into the bottom.

7. Place the dough into a floured Benetton and cover and rest for 60 minutes.

8. In the meantime, place a Dutch oven pot into the oven on 475° for at least 30 minutes.

9. Flip the dough right into the hot Dutch oven pot, cover it and return it to the oven and bake for 30 minutes 10.

Let cool for 20 to 30 minutes before slicing and serving.


This is not an Amazon sponsored page…But it does make it easy to source the tools you need quickly.  The Lame used for cutting the dough before baking is from wire monkey and my cast iron pot…Walmart, great price and quality.

The Basic Tools

Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza [A Cookbook]Hardcover – Illustrated,

by Ken Forkish  (Author)



Fuzion Digital Kitchen Scale 3000g/ 0.1g, Pocket Food Scale 6 Units Conversion, Gram Scale with 2 Trays, LCD, Tare Function, Jewelry Scale for Jewlery, Food, Cooking, Nutritions(Battery Included)

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Price: $14.99


ThermoPro TP19H Waterproof Digital Meat Thermometer for Grilling with Ambidextrous Backlit and Motion Sensing Kitchen Cooking Food Thermometer for BBQ Grill Smoker Oil Fry Candy Thermometer

Brand: ThermoPro




Bread Banneton Proofing Basket [Set of 2]Round 10” Inch Bread Proofing Baskets for Sourdough with Liner, Sourdough Rising Basket, Bread Bowls for Rising Proving Baskets for Bread, Rattan Bread Baskets





Cambro (RFS12PP190) 12 qt Round Polypropylene Food Storage Container – Camwear



Bread Lame


Tramontina 3.5-Quart Enameled Cast-Iron Round Dutch Oven