a no-knead sourdough that succeeded. I've been trying for weeks to eliminate the yeast entirely and make a no-knead bread with sourdough. Nothing worked. They were either too wet, didn't rise at all, or were hard, inedible disgusting pancakes.
I was determined to succeed. I finally did. This is what worked for me.
Instead of measuring flour by volume in measuring cups, I broke down and bought a scale that measures in both grams and ounces so I could measure flour by weight. Instead of trying to make a starter from scratch, I broke down and bought one from King Arthur flour.
I purchased this starter: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/classic-fresh-sourdough-starter-1-oz
and followed the directions exactly.
I used this recipe: http://sourdo.com/recipes.html#no-knead
I measured the flour with this scale: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10098024
, and I baked it in this dutch oven: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5716476
The proof is in the results:
Now all I have to do is taste it....but it is so beautiful I can't bear to take a knife to it!