Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. Give him ramen noodles, and you don’t have to teach him anything.
- Lawrence Downes
I combined the famous No-Knead Bread
with the idea of the sesame-semolina bread I used to get at the former Wellspring Grocery in Chapel Hill, NC. And you know what? It's the best no-knead bread I've made yet.
It's very simple. I just used one cup of semolina flour with two cups of unbleached bread flour, and added 1 1/2 cups of water. Then I substituted sesame seeds for the flour or bran on the towel: lots of seeds on the bottom of the dishtowel, and then a generous sprinkling on top of the dough. I have taken to wrapping the whole dough loosely in a dish towel and putting it on a dinner plate; with 1 1/2 cups of water, the dough isn't too wet and sticky, and comes off the towel readily - I think the sesame seeds actually helped with this.
The bread is moist, holey, light, tasty (though a little bit salty through my own error), and a lovely ever-so-pale-yellow color with a tender, slightly crisp crust. The sesame seeds adhered well.