Introduction: The Unkneaded Bread
Simple and easy bread recipe where you don't even have to knead the bread!
We used only local, organic ingredients to bake this bread, because it tastes better and supports the local economy as well as the global environment!
1 oz yeast
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups lukewarm water
4 cups flour
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1 teaspoon fennel
LOVE <3 (most important ingredient)
Feel free to improvise with whatever seeds and spices you can find locally and seasonally!
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Step 1: Collect the Ingredients
The best thing to do, which is also what we did, is to collect some local organic grains from a local organic farmer. We did the grinding of the grains ourselves and made sure the grinder was on the finest level of grinding.
We got the pumpkin, sunflower and fennel seeds as well as salt and yeast locally!
Step 2: Mix the Ingredients
Put the yeast in a bowl. Add the salt and a bit of water.
Stir the yeast. Pour in the rest of the water along with all seeds and spices.
Pour in all the flour and stir the loose dough with a wooden tool (Wooden fork works best!)
Put a towel over the bowl so that the dough won't dry out during yeasting.
Let the dough sit on draft-free place for 1-2 hours.
(If you have more time and want the dough to have longer time to rise, doing it overnight or even longer is possible!)
Step 3: Forming the Dough!
Grease a baking sheet and gently dump out the yeasted dough
directly on the plate. The dough is not kneaded at all!
Preheat oven to 480 Fahrenheit and let the dough sit while the
oven is heating for about 20 minutes.
Step 4: Baking the Bread!
Bake the bread in the middle of the oven for 15 minutes, lower the heat to 260 Fahrenheit and bake for another 40-45 minutes. Make sure to keep a constant eye on the bread so it doesn't burn.
*Depending on the shape of the bread the baking time will need to be adjusted. Thinner bread requires less baking time.*
After taking the bread out, let it cool on a grate. Loosely wrap with a towel!
Step 5: Enjoy While Fresh! MMMM <3
This step is self explanatory. You get to enjoy the fruits of your locally harvested labor! ENJOY WHILE HOT! Spread the love by sharing with others!