Freitag, 20. Februar 2015

OUR WEEKEND RECIPE #3



The basic recipe of the no knead bread has been floating around the internet and especially Pinterest for a while now. I actually discovered it in a book about two years ago and baked the first loaf last summer.


Special about this recipe is that the dough doesn't need kneading, only time.

It took me a while to find the mixture of ingrediences that worked for me, though. I started out with a mixture of spelt and whole wheat flour, then tried rye, and now I always only use organic whole wheat flour.

And then there are the countless options for other yummy additions... Nuts, seeds, herbs, oils, everything is possible!





ingredients:

- 400 grams (4 cups) of flour, you can mix two kinds or go with one

- 300 ml water
- sunflower seeds (I used roughly ½ cup)
- flax seeds (again, roughly ½ cup)
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (not pictured)
- bread seasoning

A word about bread seasoning: when I started with the bread baking I purchased bread seasoning in a local organix food store. Then I looked up the ingrediences and decided I could make my own. I mix anise, fennel seeds, cilantro seeds and cumin in equal parts, keep it in a glass container and throw one teaspoon of it into the bowl when I bake bread.





Mix the ingrediences in no particular order except for the water, mix thoroughly with a spatula, and add the water. Fold the mixture until combined, cover the bowl with a dish towel and let it rest for 12 hours (or over night). The basic recipe states that the resting time can fluctuate between 12 and 36 hours. I let it rest for 30 hours once and the dough had started to get mouldy on top. Eeew. I usually mix everything at night and then bake the bread in the morning.





Once the dough has rested, I usually fold it again once or twice with the spatula. Grease a pot with butter, add the dough, put a lid on it and bake it at 230°C (446°F) for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, remove the lid and put it back into the oven for another 20 minutes. And that is it!

After I remove the pot from the oven I let it cool for a bit and then the bread plops right out of the pot. I keep the bread on the counter and it stays good for about 5 days. Maybe even longer but after four to five days it's usually gone ;)

It may take a while until you find a mixture of ingrediences that works for you but I highly recommend this recipe. It's yummy, there are countless ways to adapt it to your taste and it's super easy to make!





Do you have a favorite bread recipe?

Ida

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