Hugs for Monte and Nolan
MY HUSBAND’S NO KNEAD BREAD RECIPE
My husband Monte asked me if I would post his no-knead bread recipe in CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS so he could share it with others, especially those requesting it who participate in the Upper Room Devotional online chat.
- I started making bread when my son Nolan shared what he made. He told me that making bread was easy, and that I should consider baking my own. That was more than two years ago. Now, about once a week, I make bread—usually the flat loaf on a cookie sheet. Monte
After years of being the cook, I relish eating the hot homemade bread, fresh from the oven, that I didn’t have to bake. Or anything I don’t have to make. I’m certain many of the women in our country would agree with me, even though there are many others who love to create in the kitchen. Me, I’d rather create on my keyboard.
Monte also bakes pies, his specialty being pumpkin pie made from scratch, eg. a pumpkin from a garden, not pumpkin from a can. You might enjoy reading A Martha and Mary Situation , which includes a rhubarb pie recipe.
As for our son, we encouraged him to cook and sew so he wouldn’t have to marry just to have these tasks done for him. He does the cooking in his family, making bread regularly.
As for our daughter, she learned how to pound a nail and other building tasks, for the same reason. I wanted them to be free to marry for love, not for someone to take care of them.
But I digress.
NO-KNEAD HOMEMADE BREAD
2 cups warm water
2 2/3 cups enriched flour
1 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
½ tsp yeast
1 tsp salt (use iodized salt to prevent iodine deprivation)
Put the flour and salt in a 2 ½ quart bowl
Mix together with a fork
Make an indentation in the mixture
Pour the water (slightly warm) into the indentation
Add the yeast to the water, letting it dissolve from the surface
Mix all the ingredients together, with a fork, until all the flour is moist
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a plate until the dough rises and fills the bowl (I place the bowl in a slightly warmed oven, heated to no more than 1000, then shut off). The dough takes 5-7 hours to rise.
Once raised, mix the dough with (more…)