It's a simple concept. Measure, mix and let rise. A long rise, 12 to 20 hours. Then a second rise after which the bread is baked in a pot for an hour. You can see why this appealed to me aside from the no kneading. As long as you time it right it's very non-work intensive. The dough does all the work.
...was beautiful on the outside but gummy on the inside which means it had rise problems. Worried that my second rise was not as robust as described in the book I went googling to see I was the only one with this problem. I was not. That lead me to a couple of websites that were helpful where the cookbook was not. The first is a post from the good folks at Breadtopia who have good suggestions if you find yourself running off the no knead track. The actual recipe I used for the second loaf is from The Steamy Kitchen.
Better than the first loaf I made but still not perfect. I'd love little denser interior and I baked it just a bit too long because the exterior is a little tougher than I like. Still it's wonderfully hearty bread that would be great with soup, stew or big hunk of cheese.