Part 2: Lazy girl’s guide to bread baking with recipes!

Thank you to one of my loyal readers who pointed out that with this post on bread baking I neglected to add the recipes I used.  Hope you enjoy these…

If you’re new to this the no-knead method it’ll be helpful for you to check out this youtube video from the authors of Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a day to get the basics down.  It’s easier to follow the explanation given in the video than for me to write out the procedure, but I’ve left you the recipe below.  I’ve also included the variation to make this loaf whole-grain using the same mixing, shaping and baking method.

bread in 5

Master Recipe:

3 cups  lukewarm water

1 1/2 tablespoons granulated yeast (can decrease to 1 tablespoon if you prefer the flavor of slower-risen doughs)

1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher or other coarse salt (adjust to your taste)

6 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

Master Recipe with Whole-Grain Variation:

3 cups  lukewarm water

1 tablespoons granulated yeast

1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher or other coarse salt (adjust to your taste)

1 cup whole wheat flour or 1 cup spelt flour

5 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

*I tried this recipe by increasing the spelt flour (I prefer spelt to whole wheat) to 3 cups and reducing all-purpose to 3 1/2 cups and really enjoyed the results.  Just keep in mind that the more whole grain flour you use, the heartier the loaf.

Get in touch…  I’d love to hear from you!

This entry was published on January 26, 2014 at 9:32 pm. It’s filed under Baking, books, Food, recipes and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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