This recipe is no knead, if you are curious about making your own bread, saving a ton of money and trips to the bakery, give this one a try.
How bread is made
- Bread is one of the oldest food known to man. Significantly important staple since the Dawn of agriculture, also played roles in religious rituals and cultures all over the world. Bread is made with flour, water and yeast. Yeast acts as a rising agent, it reacts to sugar and heat producing gas which makes the bubbles inside the dough making the bread fluffy and soft. Let’s break down easy steps for this recipe.
Very simple steps
- Mix flour, water, yeast, oil and sweetener
- Drizzle oil and cover
- Proof for 3 hours
- Slightly fold sides
- Transfer dough to a Dutch oven
- Bake covered for 30 minutes on 450
- Bake uncovered for another 10 to brown the top
- Rest for 10 minutes
Why you should make bread at home
- You save money
- You get to develop a skill that will boost confidence
- You get to practice mindfulness while you create
- You will know exactly what ingredients will go in your food, no additives nor preservatives
- You get to do something with love
- Every other try will be different
Where did I get this recipe
This recipe is from here. I just googled easiest bread and this gem popped up. We are doing a Dutch oven method meaning the dough will be in a pot with cover. This will create steam that will help make our bread soft and moist. I didn’t have parchment paper, the bottom turned out a little toasty but this is some quality bread.
Storage & Ideas
You won’t be able to finish this whole loaf in one sitting. Keep in an air tight container and fridge up to two weeks. Best for canapés, grilled cheese, bruschettas, sandwiches and just what I did here, with a whole lot of vegan butter. Another thing, make sure to allow 10 minutes of cooling time before cutting. The inside of the dough is still doing some carry over cooking. If you cut too early, you might end up with a mushy bread. Patience friend.
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- Add herbs and spices to the bread dough for added flavor. Some options include rosemary, thyme, garlic powder, or onion powder.
- Mix in ingredients like dried fruits, nuts, or seeds to create a more textured and flavorful bread. Try adding raisins, chopped walnuts, or sunflower seeds.
- Experiment with different types of flour for a unique twist. You can use whole wheat flour, spelt flour, or a combination of different flours to create a personalized flavor and texture.
- If you don't have yeast, you can use baking powder and baking soda as leavening agents. Keep in mind that the texture and rise of the bread may be slightly different.
- Instead of using regular sugar, you can substitute it with coconut sugar, maple syrup, or agave nectar for a healthier alternative.
- If you don't have plant-based milk, you can use water or any other non-dairy milk of your choice.
Q: Can I make this bread gluten-free?
A: Yes, you can make this bread gluten-free by using a gluten-free flour blend or a combination of gluten-free flours like rice flour, almond flour, or tapioca flour. Keep in mind that the texture and rise of the bread may be different.
Q: Can I make this bread without a bread machine?
Store the homemade bread in a bread box or an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days. You can also slice the bread and freeze individual slices for longer storage. To thaw, simply toast the frozen slices or let them come to room temperature.
Enjoy your delicious and easy homemade vegan bread! With these variations, substitutions, and storage tips, you can create a personalized bread that suits your taste preferences.
Easiest Homemade Bread
- 3 Cups all purpose flour
- 5 tablespoon olive oil
- 5 tablespoon maple or any other sweeter
- 1 Pack active dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1.5 Cup very hot water not boiling I mix ½ boiling water with 1 cup of room temperature water
- Mix all dry ingredients, yeast, flour, salt.
- Add liquids, 1.5 water, maple syrup, olive oil.
- Give it a good stir to make the dough. Don’t spend a lot of time here just a minute of stirring is good as long as all components are integrated. Drizzle with oil cover. Leave for 3 hours to rise.
- Deflate, fold the sides to form the shape of your bread, oil and dust the bottom of the pot. Transfer the shaped dough. Cover the pot. This will create steam that will help with the moisture of your bread.
- In a preheated 450 degree oven, pop in your pot. Cook for 30 minutes with cover and 10 minutes uncovered, take it out of the heat and rest for another 10 minutes. Let the cooking finish on the inside of the bread before cutting. This is called carry over cooking.
Let me know how yours turned out! @makepurethyheart.com