The basic recipe seems really easy and the photos here on TFL so beautiful! I would love to try...
1) is it necessary to use a preheated Dutch oven or la Cloche? I have only one pyrex dish with cover, but I wonder whether it can be preheated to high temperature when empty? Do you have any experience with this or other materials? Do you use a parchment or do you oil the dish?
2) is it possible to bake the No-Knead recipe in a any loaf / cake pan without cover? Or just free-form?
3) have somebody tried to make No-Knead without preheating - either in a cold dish into preheated oven, or directly to a cold oven?
4) what about Jim Lahey´s book: my Bread? What other recipes except for the basic one does it include? Are there many variation? Isthe book worth buying? Are the recipes at least a little healthy?
Thank you very much for help!