This time, I tweaked it a little because I wanted to eat it as sandwich bread. I used 1/2 milk rather than all water to give it a more tender crumb.
It is economical and oh-so easy to make! You won't need to lug out your stand mixer, either.. a big bowl, measuring cup, and a wooden spoon is all you'll need to make the dough.
No Need to Knead Bread
4 cups all purpose flour (you could use half whole wheat)
1 package dry yeast
1 cup warm water
3/4 cup milk (heat it a couple of secs in the microwave to have it warm not hot)
1 tablespoon white or brown sugar
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or chia seeds, or a mixture (optional)
Mix the water, milk, yeast and sugar in a big bowl. Stir until the yeast is dissolved. Stir in the salt.
Add 1/2 of the flour, stir to wet it throughly, do not overmix. Add the rest of the flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing until a sticky but sold dough forms. Again, do not overmix. You want the mixture to be moist, not dry, but not runny either.
Cover with plastic wrap and put in a warm place to rise for 40 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and spray Pam a loaf pan(if you want sandwich bread), or a flat cookie sheet (if you want a free-form loaf)
Pour the dough into the prepared pan. To form a free-form loaf, pour it all out and lightly shape it by hand into a log. Do not overwork it.
|pour into pan|
|here's my free-form loaf, I could have done a better job if I used a large cookie sheet, but it still turned out delish!|
|add seeds if desired|
Cut the loaf with a serrated knife into slices. Or serve the loaf as is, warm from the oven and slathered with butter. Yum!
|the free-form loaf |
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