17 Aug Maker’s Monday: Snack Break
Good morning everyone! Happy Maker’s Monday! I hope you guys don’t mind, but we’re gonna diverge from our usual path today. I don’t have much to give you in the way of any costume progress right now, but I can still walk you through making something! So we’re gonna make some bread!
This was a no knead recipe one of my friends gave me the instructions for over the weekend. It’s very low effort, and yields the best bread I’ve made that isn’t exclusively following a sourdough recipe. It gets a nice golden crust, and it’s the easiest bread recipe I’ve ever been given to follow!
The ingredients are as follows:
-3 ½ cups all purpose flour
-1 ½ teaspoons yeast/salt/sugar
-2 tablespoons sourdough starter (optional)
-1 ¾ cups COLD water
And the instructions:
The night before you plan to bake, mix above ingredients together in a bowl until you have a cohesive dough. If you’re using sourdough starter, make sure that it’s been brought to room temp and fed beforehand. Transfer to a clean bowl, cover, and find a low humidity spot for the dough to rest overnight.
In the morning you should have a significant change in volume for your bread, especially if you add an active starter to it. Carefully, to avoid deflating it too much, transfer your dough into a round pan. I used a springform in this case. Oil the top with olive oil or butter of your choice. Cover with foil and stick that baby in an oven set to 450 degrees.
It will need to cook covered for 25 minutes, and then uncovered for an additional 25.
And in the end you’ll have a nice, round, golden loaf! Perfect for Sunday morning breakfast, afternoon snack, and toasting. Hope you enjoy!