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Easy no knead slow rise white bread
Wed 16-Jan-13
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eileen54
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I made this bread yesterday, it came out light and spongy plenty of air pockets, i tried a little as it was made with normal flour , was really quite nice but a little too sweet, if i do it again i will try a little less sugar.

White bread

1 cup of warm water

2 tblsp sugar

11/2 teasp of yeast  i just used 1 packet fast bake yeast

1 teasp salt

1/4 cup of veg oil

3 cups of flour  i did not have any bread flour so just used plain flour

mix all ingredients thoroughly in a large bowl, cover and place in fridge for at least 8 hours and up to 5 days ( i put mine in the fridge overnight)

stretch dough to fit in oiled bread tin leave to rise until doubled in size or the dough does not spring back when you push your finger in to it.

the recipe says bake 375%F  for 30 to 35 mins i baked mine for 20 mins 220deg in an unheated oven then 10min at 200

they dough will be sticky to handle oiled hands help

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Wed 16-Jan-13
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Well that sounds easy enough cheers

Wed 16-Jan-13
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I quite often do a no-knead bread (I have weak wrists and sometimes don't have the strength to knead for 10 mins).  Once mixed, I leave the dough in the bowl to rest for a few mins, then stretch and turn over the edges to the middle, turning the bowl as I go, then lift the dough up and turn it over and leave it covered.  I do this stretching/turning thing 3 or 4 times over the next few hours before finally shaping the dough and putting it in the tin for a final prove.  It's a technique I saw on Azelia's blog.

I have left dough overnight in the fridge, but never 5 days! eeek

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Wed 16-Jan-13
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sooliz

i haven't left dough in the fridge 5 days either. I just copied the recipe out of the book onto here. I think the idea is that you can just take a little at a time as you need it. maybe one or two bread rolls a day so you only have to make the dough once a week. seems like a good idea if you are a single person and want fresh bread but not a whole loaf. i usually just put my bread in the freezer the day i make it.

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Wed 16-Jan-13
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Oh I see Eileen.....yes, good idea if you're on your own.  Like you, I freeze my bread - I slice it first and freeze in portion sized amounts (I eat too much of it otherwise! roll_eyes).

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Wed 16-Jan-13
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me too!!!laugh

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Wed 16-Jan-13
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There are only two of us, but due to my hubby's active work in freezing conditions, I have trouble filling him and bread gets eaten by the loaf around here. eeek

Wed 16-Jan-13
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No Knead bread?

 

Buy a bread maker big_laugh

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Wed 16-Jan-13
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Same thought as me! I use my bread maker almost daily!

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Wed 16-Jan-13
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I've had two different bread makers.  Used them quite a bit at first, then the novelty wore off.  I didn't like the hole the paddle left in the bread (and always found it so fiddly to get out).  Sometimes the results weren't always consistent with the texture of the loaves.  And I nearly always forgot which order the ingredients went in, and never remembered which settings to use, so had to refer to the instruction booklet every timedoh.

Besides, I think nothing beats the satisfaction of actually physically making your own bread - weak wrists notwithstanding (ooerr, big words this time of night, get me!!big_laugh), I love making bread.

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Thu 17-Jan-13
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I am the same as you sooliz I have had several bread makers, and like you did not like the hole in the middle

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Thu 17-Jan-13
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I use it mainly for making the dough as I prefer a different size loaf to the one it makes. I find it good for mixing and proving it. I don't bother about what order the ingredients go in, I just make sure that they are mixed in using a plastic spatula cheers

Wed 23-Jan-13
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I've never used a bread maker but we had a discussion about them in work a few weeks ago and we wondered what happened to the paddles during baking. We thought they might stay in the loaf and leave a hole but nobody knew for certain.

I may have to give this no-knead loaf a go. I always suspected that the 'sponge' method of bread making gave a softer dough and wondered if the slow fermentation helps with the gluten forming. This sounds like taking it to a bit of an extreme.

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Some breadmakers have a warning so you can take the paddle out before cooking, otherwise it does just stay in.

Wed 23-Jan-13
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My much loved bread maker has a paddle permanently in place. It leaves a hole in the bottom of the loaf which does not cause any problems. I have become skilled at spreading the butter and marmalade around the hole! I have not bought factory made bread for years!

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