There’s a trend that’s been floating around the foodie world for a little while now – it’s the No-Knead bread phenomenon. It’s not necessarily a new technique- in fact it’s pretty ancient, but it’s recently been brought back to American kitchens and has revolutionized the way people make bread at home. The book at left, “Kneadlessly Simple” by Nancy Baggett explains the concept behind the no-knead technique and gives loads of delicious recipes to try it out. Keep reading because one of you gets to have a copy of that book for your very own! It’s pretty amazing actually, you really can make artisan style bread at home. I’m talking about the kind you only see in bakeries, with thick crusty tops, and perfectly tender centers. I was blown away with my first attempt- and guess what? It’s E.A.S.Y. Like, really easy. Here are some of the reasons why (bread & yeast-o-phobes, listen up- you’re gonna like this!)

1. No equipment necessary. All you need is a bowl and a spoon. No kneading, no kitchenaid mixing, nada.

2. You use ice water. Got that? ICE water! No worries about getting it the perfect temperature or proofing/killing yeast or anything, you just dump in ice water and it does its thing.

3. You’re not bound by the clock. At first glace this may seem inconvenient because of the long rise times noted, but that’s actually the wonderful thing about it. Since the process works as a slow, cold rise, you can work it around your schedule. You’ll notice the first rise time in this recipe says 3-10hours, and then 12-18 hours. That means you can whip it up, leave it overnight, and not have to worry about getting it in the oven at the exact perfect moment. I love that aspect about this process. So…let’s make something!

When trying to decide which recipe to feature, I decided to go out of my comfort zone a little. (Comfort zone here being recipes such as Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Bread, Make-Ahead Streusel Cake, Pecan Sticky Buns, and Apple Cream Cheese Pastries) Besides the fact that a hearty, multi grain bread sounded healthy and satisfying, it’s a kit you can make in a jar 🙂 And you KNOW I can’t pass that one up! I love things made in jars and I know you guys do too. This one calls for some interesting ingredients, but ones you can easily find. Brown rice flour for example:

You should be able to find this in a lot of normal grocery stores. If not in the baking section, in the gluten free section, or heath food section. I bought mine at Fred Meyer. You can also find it at places like Whole Foods, and certainly any health food store if you’re having trouble finding it.


Note: This giveaway is now closed.


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    Myrnie says:

    YUMMERS! I've been feeling "bored" with my bread recipes lately- I'd love to find some great and new ones 🙂

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    April & Anthony Callison says:

    yummy.some make ahead bread for a thanksgiving feast sounds too good to be true.

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    April & Anthony Callison says:

    yummy.some make ahead bread for a thanksgiving feast sounds too good to be true.

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    The Amoah-Boadi Family says:

    sounds pretty exciting! COUNT me in!!

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    Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen says:

    I would love that book. It sounds wonderful. Thanks for a chance to win it. ~Karen

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    Jill says:

    Seriously? That bread recipe looks so good! I'd love to take a peak at that book.

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    Winder Woman says:

    Your recipes are the bomb-diggity! That's what my son says anyway. Pick me, pick me! I must have that book! 🙂

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    Nancy says:

    I would love to have this book! I love BREAD!

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    chu33la says:

    I would love to try this "new" to me technique for bread making. I hope to win the book. 🙂

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    Ann-Marie says:

    WOW! That is a recipe I HAVE to try!!

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    C. says:

    Sign me up!

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    melody says:

    This sounds a lot easier than I ever would have thought! I'm going to have to give this a try and def. add this to my holiday gift ideas!!

    Thanks so much!

    melodyvalentine (@hotmail) .com

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    noemptychairs says:

    That looks fabulous! And a great gift presentation as well. Kelly

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    Cheri says:

    Love the recipe no knead bread what a winner!

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    Busym1 says:

    I am definitley going to try this ! I've not had much luck with bread recipes, so this looks interesting! I would love a chance for the book. Thank you! Michelle

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    Kara says:

    It looks really good Sara. Thanks for the recipe. I'll have to try it at some point when life slows down and I'm back home. 🙂

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    DineInDiva says:

    That does look delicious – and easy. Can't wait to try it!

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    Me and My Pink Mixer says:

    Looks delish – love all the crunchy seeds! The gift idea is really cute too 🙂

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    cookies and cups says:

    This book sounds perfect for me. I am always scared to make bread, and in that case I don't do it very often! This sounds like what I need, plus will save me loads of money at Panera Bread!!

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    j bird says:

    That bread sounds amazing! I might have to get brave and attempt it!

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    Jen says:

    I just LOVE Nancy Baggett. Her Cookie book is my absolute fav, and I'm expecting her bread book to be fantastic as well! Your photos of the multigrain bread are just terrific.


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    millerjk says:

    I have no knead bread on its final rise right now for dinner with the missionaries tonight. Would love other recipes!

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    Melissa says:

    Oh, you have got to be kidding me! This looks delicious. I would love to get my hands on this book, especially by winning it!

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    Emily Blythe says:

    Love the idea of no kneading! Thanks!

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    Kellie Miller says:

    I would love new no knead recipes besides my tried and true recipe…

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    Amanda says:

    Some time ago Fleishmann's was giving away a bread recipe booklet and it was this method. I'm not patient enough to wait several days for my bread LOL so I never made any. I've heard great things about though, yours looks great!

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    nese says:

    I could live on homemade bread! This book sounds great!

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    Jean Badgley says:

    I have tried a few "no-knead" breads and they have turned out beautifully…would love the book..thank you

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    leslie the licorice stick lady says:

    Oh Wowo! I am going to give this a try! That bread looks amazing and very delicious. I'd love one of those cookbooks! Thanks!

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    Autumn2May says:

    I have got to stop looking at this blog before breakfast! So hungry….

    Jennie 🙂
    ([email protected])

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    Julie says:

    The book sounds awesome! Thanks for another great giveaway. =)
    Julie H.
    julien {at}

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    Andrea says:

    Oh how I love bread. 🙂

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    rhiannon says:

    That looks so gooooood!

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    Daxenos says:

    What a great way to up your comments! Just kidding.

    I'd love to get the book, though.


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    [email protected] says:

    I have read about making bread this way on a few other blogs, but have yet to try it. Your post makes it sound so easy and look so delicious that I now plan to try it this weekend.
    The book looks wonderful. Please enter me in your giveaway.

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    Bec says:

    I would love, love, love to win this! I'm baking bread tomorrow morning!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Linda says:

    Talk about motivation to make some fresh bread!!! Sounds delish and I think I've found my special recipe gift for Christmas!! would love the book

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    Megan says:

    Yes! I would love a copy! I want to start making all my bread.

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    Georganna says:

    I love making bread! The book sounds like it has some YUMMY recipes!

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    Kelly says:

    Oooh!! Pick me!! I've been wanting to start making more bread, but I'm scared!!! I will definitely pick up some brown rice flour and try out this recipe though!


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    Jena says:

    Would LOVE to win this book!!! IT sounds like something I could actually use!!!

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    The Stivender Family says:

    i have been wanting to make some homemade bread, but i am scared to try. this makes it seem so easy that i would try as soon as i get all the ingredients together!!

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    jack says:

    How cool! I would love to try this!

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    Darsi says:

    That bread looks seriously good!! dar.sieb at

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    amy says:

    This sounds so delicious. Makes me think of my mom's kitchen growing up.

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    djsldebo says:

    No-knead bread? Sounds great! I'd love this book!

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    Gretchen says:

    That looks so interesting, I would love to explore some of these recipes!

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    Leah says:

    oh, that looks yummy!

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    Mim says:

    Mmmm … your bread looks sooo good! I'd love to have a copy of that book.

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    Jennifer says:

    I love to make bread. I've never tried the no-knead method and would love to win this book!!

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    egregiousnes says:

    Man that sounds sooo good! I don't know if my info is easily available so it would be egregiousnes at gmail dot com

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    Ros says:

    That sounds so easy! And it looks yummy! I would love to be able to try different breads!

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    Suzy says:

    Y-U-M! I love Bread!

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    Marina says:

    I really really want the book. The thought of warm bread fresh out of the oven just sounds amazing right now.

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    SingleMomKnits says:

    This bread looks so yummy. I love no knead bread because I am lazy but I love bread. Would love the book.

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    Rebecca says:

    I'm in love with a no-knead bread recipe by Jim Lahey. Makes some amazing crusty artisanal bread. The crumb is much bigger though than the one you posted. I think all the rising helps to make a more tender crumb?

    Love the idea of the bread in a jar! Love it!

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    Myndie says:

    Yum! I have sandwich bread on my list of baking this week. I'll have to try this one out instead of my other recipe.

    Did anyone else notice the author's name?? Baggett—-Baguette?? I'm sure the accents are placed differently…She was born to create bread :O)

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    Ashlee says:

    Ohhh I've been wanting to try no knead bread for a while now!! Great give-away! 🙂

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    Jennifer says:

    sounds delicious!!! would love new bread recipes!

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    Cavie Family says:

    Wow! What a great idea. This would be so cut for teacher gifts.

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    Heather says:

    Looks delightful!
    Does LollyChops have any matching labels? 😀

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    Queen Diva says:

    This looks great – thanks for the giveaway!

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    Amanda says:

    That looks really good! And a great gift idea. I can't wait to try it.

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    Susan says:

    What a great gift idea! Just add a new bread pan and some handmade potholders and it's the perfect gift for a friend who likes to bake!

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    The Jacksons says:

    Would love to try this!

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    mowsquaz says:

    This sounds great! I've been afraid of making bread in anything other than my bread machine, but I might have to try this. I'd love the book, too.

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    Diamond says:

    Question. Your Comfort Zone list: "Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Bread, Make-Ahead Streusel Cake, Pecan Sticky Buns, and Apple Cream Cheese Pastries." Where those other recipes in the book, or the ones you have already done?

    I don't need this book (gluten free family), but the idea of no kneading (like GF recipes) and the slow rise is very interesting to me. I may have to give this recipe a go with a gluten free flour mix.

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    Kira says:

    I REALLY want that book. My little boy and I make bread all the time. HOW FUN!

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    Amy says:

    Yum! This I *have* to try! I can smell it already :-).

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    Nicole says:

    That looks delicious, I am going to try it.

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    emily says:

    SO far I've only tried the basic New York Times no-knead bread recipe but it's so great that I'm really excited to expand to try others! emilysbarrett AT hotmail DOT com

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    Rebecca says:

    I love bread! Thanks for the chance to win

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    Ward-a-Loo's says:

    I would love to try the other types of no need bread! Can I have the book, please?

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    Steph says:

    Those recipes all sound amazing.

    winwinwinwinwinwin 🙂

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    janabananagirl says:

    Yum! I can't wait to try this recipe!

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    Jana says:

    We LOVE bread at my house! Would love to try these recipes!

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    Marla @ Stolen Bon Bons says:

    This looks so good and what a great Christmas gift! I can't wait to go shopping on Friday So I can make a few loafs this weekend!

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    Side by Side says:

    Looks so delicious!

    Wish I had some right now 😉

    vperez4 (@cox) dot net

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    Stacy says:

    That bread looks absolutely delicious.

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    Carla says:

    This bread looks perfectly yummy. And ideal for sorry people like myself who do not own a KitchenAid mixer with dough hooks. Some day…

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    Sarah Lenhart says:

    How fun! My grandmother shared a really great "no knead" artisan bread recipe with me and I've fallen in love with it.

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    Diana says:

    I keep debating to buy these books or wait for Santa to bring them to me.

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    Lori says:

    Ooh! The smell of warm bread in the oven. New recipes for my family! A great Christmas present!

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    Karen says:

    Am I the only one who finds humor in the author's last name???


    Anyway, I'm pretty sure everyone is smarter than I am but I made the mistake of putting a glass pan in the oven and pouring water in that and the thing shattered. So…just a tip to use metal!

    Oh, and this looks delicious! Can't wait to try it!

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    Raymond says:

    TFS this yummy bread recipe! I'm going to try it- and thanks for your wonderful site! I show up every day!!!!

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    Sarah says:

    WOW…………what an awesome gift to give! I love it!

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    HeatherM says:

    That looks so yummy! You guys and I are so on the same wave length! Every recipe you post is totally something I can't wait to go home and make!

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    The Allgaiers says:

    Ooh, sounds yummy and easy–perfect for me!

    jenben8426 at gmail dot com

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    Ferris Family says:

    Wow, I wouldn't even have to touch it!!! Yay!

    gotmeanick (at) att (dot) com

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    Lindsay says:

    Oh I love homemade bread!!

    lindsayrosewoods at gmail dot com

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    The Cole Family says:

    I would love this book for my mom, she says she is "cursed" when it comes to working with yeast 🙂 being able to use ice water in a bread recipe just might cure her curse! tcole726(at)msn(dot)com

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    Ashley says:

    Yum! I can almost smell that warm bread with butter on it. This is such a cute idea for holiday gifts.

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    Megan says:

    I'm inspired! As a baking "dummy" who usually can't get breads right, this looks like something I can definitely handle — while impressing my friends and family along the way!

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    mommieof4munchkins says:

    That looks so yummy and so easy, thanks for sharing!

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    Amy says:

    Oh that looks lovely. I would love a copy.

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    artwords says:

    now this sounds like a multigrain bread i would actually like! i've got a near-constant batch of 5 min a day artisan bread in the fridge, so this will bring some variety in….

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    Kimberly says:

    Looks fabulous, I think I need it!

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    Lindsey says:

    I'm a breadaholic. I love any and all types of bread. Mmmmmmmmm.

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    2busy says:

    This looks delicious! I would love the cook book.

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    Jessica says:

    This looks fantastic! I'd love this book! mmmm bread!

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    DontcallmeKatie says:

    I hope I win! Because I am definitely doing that jar idea for Christmas gifts, can give more variety with different recipes. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    wilde medley says:

    I LOVE homemade bread with every meal. My husband does even more! This would definitely solve my lack thereof!

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    Amy R says:

    I really like how you converted the recipe in to a jar kit. And, this bread looks awesome~ Thanks so much for sharing.

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    Laura says:

    I love this idea as a gift. A much healthier gift compared to brownies and cookies in a jar. Love it, I will probably do it.

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    Debbie says:

    I just love this website!! Looks great!

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    Britanie says:

    I have bread making phobia so the word "simple" in the title is very exciting to me!

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    Graceandjoelroberts says:

    YUM! Can't wait to try it!

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    Julie says:

    Wow, that looks good. I hope I win but if I don't I will have to track down that book.

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    Sarah says:

    Even if I don't make this no-knead recipe, and I probably will, your description of the bread has inspired me to haul out my bread machine for some fresh bread.

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    missy says:

    oh my.. i need a book for myself AND one for my sister!

    fakecrab (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Becky says:

    this sounds really good and easy…THANKS

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    Brownblog says:

    this looks super yummy!

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    gabby8 says:

    Thank you for the chance to win this bread book. It is perfect timing for the holidays!

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    rosemarykitchen says:

    This looks like a fantastic Christmas gift! Of course I have to make some for myself too 🙂

    Email lasharp1209 at gmail dot com

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    Shannon says:

    We. love. bread.

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    Dani & Jake says:

    MMM this looks so good! I can't wait to try it! I would love some new recipes to try 🙂

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    Dani & Jake says:

    MMM this looks so good! I can't wait to try it! I would love some new recipes to try 🙂

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    cindy says:

    I'm in!! Love cookbooks and love bread.

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    Wendy says:

    The bread and book both look fabulous! I just have a question–I've been told that flax seeds always need to be ground in order for our bodies to absorb them, is that not true? Just curious, I'm sure they add to the texture.

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    bethzheart says:

    I so want to try this bread. I've been looking for a way to transition to making more of the bread we eat instead of buying since it just seems so much healthier that way- and yummy. Thanks for the recipe and chance to win a cookbook!

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    loriwks says:

    What a wonderful idea! Love it!

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    Stephanie says:

    I'm a total bread snob! When I pass the bread isle in the grocery store I actually throw up a little bit in my mouth. It's so nasty tasting, plasticky, and full of air. I was making bread every other week but when it didn't turn out just right I was breadless….this may be the answer to my high and mightyness!

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    lucia.hames says:

    Love, love baking bread…and I got the baking love from my daughter! Would really like to have this book!!

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    jilly says:

    Can't wait to try!

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    kanewoman says:

    Oh I so want to try this bread and more!

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    Kendra Fox says:

    I want to try this bread! It seems perfect for a beginning baker like me!

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    Sara W says:

    My mouth is watering just reading ths post! I would love this book.

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    becca says:

    The best part of this bread was the delicious crust! Maybe you could just dump it out on a cookie sheet and make a big bread pancake that's ALL crust?? Haha J/K the inside was darn good, too 🙂

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    Karrissa Winward says:

    Yum that book would be awesome! Thanks! karrissa{at}inpnet{dot}org

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    Trisha says:

    I've never made a no knead bread like this before, way out of my box too. I'd love to try it.

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    Jones Town says:

    This bread looks gorgeous and delicious. I'm very excited that you can make a kit out of it. I've been looking for something to give my friends and V.T. ladies (to go along with their pie in a jar!)

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    Tara says:

    Would love to win that book – I'm not a baker, so maybe this would help change that!

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    Melissa K. says:

    My sister's been making some great no-knead bread, and I've wanted to try, too! Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Ashley says:

    lovin the giveaway! I need more cookbooks!

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    Gretchy Girl says:

    Wow…bread has always been a scary thing for me, but I think I'm going to try this recipe…looks so good and not so hard! Thanks!

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    Tam says:

    I'm definitely going to try to make this on the weekend. I love seedy breads but the good ones are so expensive.

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    R and R says:

    I LOVE making bread and this looks AMAZING! Maybe I can snag this book!!!

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    Lindsay says:

    Oh I want this book! I love making bread. And this recipe sounds great. I'll definitely be trying it!!

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    LuCDay says:

    That sounds great, I love bakery bread! And it sounds so simple!

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    jjterlouw says:

    Great ooglie mooglie! I KNEAD this book!!!

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    Hansen family says:

    Wow, I'm intrigued! I'd love to read the book!

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    katie says:

    Simple sounds good to me, please add me in!

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    Sue says:

    Would love to have that book for my granddaughter…She loves to bake for her family…

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    califcat23 says:

    I'm a wonderful cook, cooking 3 meals daily and would you beleive I have never, ever made my own bread. I don't even own a bread maker…so this is right up my alley. I would try it!

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    Sara B says:

    that looks so cool. I'd love the book.

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    Suzanne says:

    That bread looks and sounds delicious. I would love to win the book.

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    Stephanie says:

    Oooh, I have been obsessed with the idea of baking bread lately. I would love to have this book!

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    RachelH says:

    Oooohhh, yum. I love homemade bread, but the timing really does kind of hold you hostage. I'd love to try this method.

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    Megan says:

    Sounds like a great way to add more whole grains to our family's diet! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Bowl of Cherries says:

    This sounds great! Love the jar idea too! I hope I win so I can try out some of the other recipes.

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    Manda says:

    I would be way more likely to make bread this way. Kneading is scary 🙂

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    Sheena says:

    I am totally interested in trying some new bread recipes. Pick me random picker thing!

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    Carolyn Todd says:

    This looks wonderful!

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    Cabra Forte says:

    Wow. That looks really delicious. Definitely going to try. Definitely want to win.

    Go team.

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    Lisa says:

    That multigrain bread looks delicious! Reminds me of an everything bagel with all the dark, poopy-seed looking spots. 🙂

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    erin says:

    what an awesome book! i'd never heard of it before…thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Crystal says:

    I love bread. Your bread looks wonderful. I love the ingredients in a jar idea. I want some bread now.

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    Andrew & Carlene Wood says:

    yum!! Pick me!1 That sounds awesome!

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    Andrew & Carlene Wood says:

    yum!! Pick me!1 That sounds awesome!

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    Lisa says:

    Wow!! Would LOVE that book! thanks for sharing.

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