No-knead bread is all the rage – but saying it’s all the rage “lately” is somewhat of an overstatement.
Contrary to what many of us might think, no-knead bread wasn’t invented by Mark Bittman, Jim Lahey, and the New York Times back in 2006.
Absolutely, it was popularized by that landmark Times recipe. And no knead gained a ton of fans thanks to the Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François “Five Minutes a Day” books.
But “invented”? You have to go back a lot farther than 2006 to find the first mention of no-knead.