Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Recipe: No-Knead Bread
I love this bread. It is absolutely amazing. I got the original recipe from King Arthur Flour and made a few adjustments to make it a little more "real". I also love this recipe, because it is super inexpensive to make.
A few notes:
1) This bread will go bad after about 5-7 days. You can't keep it as long as store bought bread. Wrap it in cling wrap and put it in an old bread bag (from a previously purchased loaf of bread) and seal it up good.
2) Don't be scared of butter, especially grass-fed butter. Load it on there. It's much more nutritious then the bread itself.
3) I love to eat this with a big chunk of sharp cheddar cheese on the side!
4) For this to be a truly traditional bread, I would need to sprout the grains and mill it myself. I'm not quite that far into my traditional food learnin'. I also use a little white flour. I find that it improves the texture and taste. It's still better than store-bought bread and contains only 5 ingredients. I figure it costs about 75 cents a loaf and contains about 500 calories a loaf, if you follow the loaf size directions.
Rebekkah's No-Knead Bread
1 1/2 cups lukewarm (about 105 degree Fahrenheit) water
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup unbleached white flour
1 TBSP sea salt
1 packet active dry yeast
(Though my ingredients are different, my recipe directions are the same. So I'm copying and pasting from the King Arthur Website. I made a few edits to go with my recipe.)