No-Knead breads--whole wheat and otherwise...... : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Had so many responses to my offer to post no-knead recipes that I will respond here. I love to play in the bread...knead and punch but some days time is short so these recipes are quick and no fail. English Muffin Bread Wisk together 3 cups white flour-2 tablespoons reg(not instant)yeast,1 tablespoon sugar, 2 teaspoons salt and 1/4 tsp. soda. (Tip--you can't leave out the salt or this is yucky...I know--have forgotten it). Then, warm 2 cups milk(I use non-fat instant) and 1/2 cup water to baby bath warm. Add to flour mix. Stir in another 3 cups flour...very stiff sticky batter. Spoon into well-greased breadpans and sprinkle top of loaves with cornmeal. Let rise 40 min. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Cool and slice...this makes the yummiest toast around...has all those nooks and crannies like real English muffins. No-Knead Whole Wheat Bread In bowl put 2 cups warm water...add 1/4 cup molasses and stir until dissolved. Add 1 tablespoon reg.yeast and stir. Let stand several minutes until mix is foamy(called proofing). Then stir in 4 cups well-sifted whole wheat flour, and 2 tsp. salt. Very stiff but persevere and stir throughly. Spoon into 2 well-greased bread pans and let rise for 45minuters to an hour. Put into cold oven and turn to 400 degrees. Bake for l5 minutes; then turn oven down to 350 degrees and bake 20-25 minutes more until brown . Cool on racks.

Hope these recipes will help some people that think bread making is a mysterious science. In any new endeavor you will have some failures...that's why we have pigs!! Our method is to cool on racks for several hours-then place in bags and cool somemore. Then in AM slice up for freezer if you have managed not to eat it all already!!

-- MUTTI (windance, April 18, 1999


Can you freeze yeast, for long term storage?

-- && (&&@&&.&), April 18, 1999.


Yes. SAF yeast can be frozen. If so, I've been told by the manufacturer that it will keep as long as five years.

SAF yeast is a brand. It can be purchased in small packets at local grocery stores, and in bulk elsewhere. I'm sure folks on this forum can steer you to bulk sales outfits.


-- FM (, April 19, 1999.

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