I threw out my bread machine. Well, actually I put it in the spring garage sale, but nobody bought it. After years of making bread in it, I discovered no knead bread in a pot. I haven't looked back since. It is so much superior in texture, taste, crust, flavor...I could go on. If it were me, I'd wrap up that bread maker of yours and give to a relative who doesn't know any better. Then you can impress them with your bread making techniques because you know yours will always be the bomb!

  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Cups Rye Flour
  • 3/4 Teaspoon of Quick Rise Yeast
  • 1 3/4 Teaspoons of Salt
  • 2 Cups Tepid Warm Water
  • 1 Tablespoon of Molasses
  • 1 Tablespoon of Honey
  • Spray Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Flour For Dusting

  1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Combine wet ingredients and add to dry.
  3. Mix until it is thoroughly moist and starts to look a bit shiniy.
  4. Pull it half away from the bowl and spray with oil. Then repeat with other half. Then spray the top of the dough with oil. 
  5. Cover in plastic wrap and a kitchen towel. Place in oven with only the oven light on for about 8 hours. I like to do it over night too.
  6. Remove from oven. Oil the counter. Take the dough out of the bowl and place on the oiled counter. Fold over twice. Once in each direction.
  7. Spray with oil if needed, cover with plastic wrap and let rise 45-60 minutes.
  8. While that is rising place a covered Dutch oven or large covered pan in your oven. Turn the oven temperature to 450 degrees F and preheat the Dutch oven while the dough is rising.
  9. Remove Dutch oven from oven and place on stove top. Remove lid.
  10. With a couple of tablespoons of flour, quickly form the dough into a boule or ball shape by pulling it under and adding flour so it isn't stick. You should only need to pull it under a few times. Place in Dutch oven and cover. Return to oven.
  11. Bake 450 degrees covered for 30 minutes and another 10-12 minutes uncovered.
  12. Remove and cool bread on a rack.

© Russell W Peterson | DayParentDad.com | 9.04.14
So while my bread rose, I spent time outside landscaping a new "secret" entrance to the dog run. I think Siskel and Hooray are going to love it!



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