On Friday, I received some bad news that my application for a job at a major company had not gone through 😦 Obviously, my first reaction was disappointment. The second was a strong urge to drown my sorrow in chocolate. Third one, when I got home and found out I was out of bread, was to make some.
Kneading some bread dough would have probably done better to my morale than chocolate (yes, I did have the chocolate after all), but as you can see from the title, this one takes no kneading. At all. No seriously!
Now, you may have seen quite a few recipes for no-knead bread, and most of them take up to 24 hours, right? That’s why I snatched Isa’s super-fast no knead bread recipe (her blog is in French)
- 750gr/26.45 oz. flour (I used 1/3 spelt flour and 2/3 all-purpose flour)
- 1 tbsp active dry yeast
- 2 tsp salt
- 500ml water
- 100ml milk
- 1 tbsp honey
In a small saucepan, mix the milk, water and honey, and heat until lukewarm.
In a large bowl, sift the flour, salt and yeast.
Add the water and work quickly until the dough just comes together. Do not knead it, you want your dough to remain runny.
Sprinkle a couple of tablespoons flour over your dough, cover the bowl with Clingfilm and let rise for about an hour and a half.
Preheat your oven at 240°C/450°F, and put a bowl of water in your oven to create steam.
Line 2 baking sheets with baking paper.
Generously flour your work surface and carefully tip the dough onto it using a rigid spatula.
Flour your hands and split the dough into 8 to 12 pieces.
Working quickly, fold each piece of dough into a roll, making sure to keep the folds underneath.
Place on the baking sheets and bake for 20 (for small rolls) to 30 minutes (for larger rolls).
Cool on a wire rack.