Simple no-knead crusty bread with roasted Hatch green chiles and white cheddar.
crusty bread, No-knead bread, No-knead green chile cheddar bread
Overnight Rise Time12hours
Green Chile Cheddar Bread
3cups+ 2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour(450 gr)
1 3/4teaspoonsKosher salt(10 gr)
1/2teaspoonInstant or Rapid-rise yeast(3 gr)
1 1/2cupswater cool(315 gr)
4largeGreen chilesroasted and peeled, cut into strips
1cupwhite cheddar cheesecut into 1/4-1/2 inch cubes
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and yeast. Add chopped roasted chiles and cheddar cheese. Gently toss chiles and cheese into the flour mixture.
Add water and mix until a shaggy mixture forms.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for 12 - 18 hours. Overnight works great.
Heat oven to 450 degrees. When the oven has reached 450 degrees place a cast iron pot with a lid in the oven and heat the pot for 30 minutes. OR pot can be placed in cold oven while the oven is preheating leave in oven for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, pour dough onto a heavily floured surface and shape into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and let set while the pot is heating.
Remove hot pot from the oven and drop in the dough. Cover and return to oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes remove the lid and bake an additional 15 minutes. Remove bread from oven and place on a cooling rack to cool.
Chiles can be roasted on a grill, under a broiler in the oven, or over a gas flame on a cooktop. Roast chiles until they begin to blacken. I roasted my chiles on my gas grill.
I like to use roasted Hatch chiles. Roasting blisters the skin of the chile and separates it from the flesh making it easy to peel. Roasting, also, enhances the flavor.
If fresh chiles are not available canned whole chiles can be used.
Orange cheddar cheese may be used in place of white cheddar. I used sharp cheddar, mild cheddar can be substituted.
It's ok if the cheese pokes out through the dough. It can be pressed back into the dough or just leave it. I like to leave it so the outside of the bread has bits of crispy cheese.
Remember this is your bread! Make it your own by using mild, medium, or hot chiles as well as mild, medium, or sharp cheddar. Pepper jack cheese can be used as well...why not? Ramp up the heat!
No-Knead Green Chile Cheddar Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 236Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Vitamin A 142IU3%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.