Does the thought of baking bread from scratch sound too difficult to you? Then you have to try this easy no-knead bread!
I love baking; I love to bake cookies, cupcakes, and muffins from scratch, but baking bread from scratch always seemed too difficult. I don’t have a bread machine, and I was always worried that I wouldn’t knead my bread properly and end up with a dense loaf of bread.
So when Chief MOM Laura sent this recipe for me to try, I was nervous at first, but very excited! No-knead bread? So simple that even I could do it? I was up for the challenge. And let me tell you—this was not a challenge!
This recipe is so simple and easy that anyone can do it. I’ve never made bread from scratch before, and I did it!
You can easily whip this together after dinner, combining the flour, yeast, salt, and water until the dough forms. Cover the dough and let it rest overnight, at least 12 hours. I let mine rest for about 14 hours.
This is why it’s perfect to do after dinner. You just sleep as the dough does its magic. The next morning, you wake up to a lot more dough, and by the time it’s ready, you’ll see a lot of little bubbles throughout the top of the dough.
You fold the dough into itself, and let it rise for about two more hours. Then you pop the dough into a covered oven-safe pot and place it into the oven. Soon you will be salivating at the smells coming from your oven.
My whole family loved the smell of the bread while it baked in the oven. It was very difficult to let this bread cool completely! We were not only all surprised at how delicious this bread was, but how simple it was to make!
I used what I had to make this bread: all-purpose flour, but you could also use baking flour. You could also dust the dough with cornmeal or wheat bran instead of using more flour.
You could easily slice up some of this bread and serve it with lunch the next day, MOMables style.Print