Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The Easiest No Knead Bread Recipe

Of course I had to hop on the bread making bandwagon during quarantine! The last couple of times I've been to the grocery store, they only have certain types of bread available (that are not outrageous prices), and I love a nice crusty loaf. Before this month, the only breads I've ever made before include: banana, zucchini, and beer bread.
I have talked about this on my instagram a couple of times, but I have been loving this Youtube channel Frugal Fit Mom these past couple of months. Am I frugal, fit, or a mom? No...but I love seeing all of the difference recipes she makes for her family that don't cost a ton of money. One recipe that she has talked about many times, is this No Knead Crusty Bread! I'm surprised at how easy it was, as well as how crunchy it was on the outside. 

After letting the dough proof in the oven for 15 hours. The oven was not on, but it was the warmest place in my apartment!

so beautiful

I sliced and then froze most of the loaf to toast when I'm ready to eat.
Check out Frugal Fit Mom for the recipe HERE!

- 3 cups all purpose flour (in her video she demonstrates another option with 1/2 all purpose, 1/2 whole wheat)
- 1.5 cups warm water
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp yeast
- add all ingredients to a bowl and mix until dough comes together. 
- put lid on bowl and let proof for 8-24 hours somewhere warm. I let mine proof in the oven.
- preheat oven to 450 degrees with your dutch oven or bread pan inside. 
- while preheating, stir dough and let rest for 30 minutes. 
- take out dutch oven (be careful!) I lined mine with parchment paper, she used cornmeal.
- place dough inside pan, and then put the with lid on (use another bread pan as lid if you don't have dutch oven or make a foil tent, crimping tightly around the sides). I didn't really shape my dough as it was in a bread pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove the lid and bake another 15.
- remove from pan 10min after removing from oven.
- let cool for at least 2 hours before slicing with serated knife.

Be sure to follow her tips and directions! Letting it cool for a couple hours is so important, or else it'll be pretty mushy. I will definitely make this again, as it was so easy to slice and freeze!

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