No Knead Bread Recipes
Thanks to Waikarere for sending us in this great 'No Knead' bread recipe which they whip up two or three times a week:
In large bowl put:
900ml warm water
2 heaped teaspoons of either molasses or honey or sugar
Sprinkle on top 1 Tablespoon of yeast
Leave this to froth
Grease well 2 large loaf tins
And in another large bowl put:
910gm (2lb) flour (can be either wholemeal or white or combination)
2 heaped teaspoons of salt
Mix together and make well in centre
Then back to the risen frothy yeast mix, beat with hand eggbeater and then pour this into the well, mix together well (dough will be wetter than normal)
Put this mix into prepared tins and put in warm spot, covered with teatowel to rise (about 45mins to 1hr works for me)
Preheat oven to 190 c, once ready put in loaves, ready in 35-40mins.
We've played round with additions, too
My sons favourite is adding sultanas, but he doesn't like the spices ma added one time!
Or similarly pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds work nicely too.
My latest craze is making a gel out of chia seeds (1/4 cup seeds whisked in 500mls water, left to stand few mins, then whisk again to suspend seeds, and makes gel ready in bout 30mins) then add this gel mix as alternative to half of the water. Have found I need to add more water, about 100 - 200ml.
Reka! Enjoy the deliciousness of homemade bread and oh, what a smell...
We got this off the net years ago from Steamy Kitchen, which has pictures of a four year old making it, that's how easy it is - so no excuses!
3 cups bread flour
1/4 teaspoon instant yeast
3. Bake: Your dough should have doubled in size. Remove pot from oven. Holding towel, dump wobbly dough into pot. Doesn’t matter which way it lands. Shake to even dough out. Cover. Bake 30 minutes. Uncover, bake another 15-20 minutes or until the crust is beautifully golden. Remove and let cool on wired rack. If not eating right away, you can re-crisp crust in 175C/350F oven for 10 minutes. Best way to eat it? Smear a warm slice with some good butter.