Recipe – Penny’s ‘No Knead’ Bread

This recipe is a lifesaver for anyone without a bread maker to do the heavy lifting for them: it requires no kneading what-so-ever! Excellent for a big family (or those summer months when you’re lighting your fire less, but wanting to keep in bread!), as it makes three loaves of very tasty, dense, wholemeal bread. A great toast bread.

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2 dsp sugar
2 dsp yeast
8 cup wholemeal flour
4 cup white flour
5 tsp salt
6 -7 cup lukewarm water

Dissolve sugar and yeast in 6 cups of lukewarm water. Oil the bread tins, giving the yeast some time to activate.
Add to flour and salt. Mix well, adding extra water if required so it is a nice sticky dough (a lot wetter then other bread doughs), and put straight into the oiled tins and pat down with a spatula – it should half full three bread tins.
If you like, sprinkle pumpkin or sunflower seeds onto the top and pat in a bit.
Leave to rise almost to the top of the tins.

Bake for 60 minutes or so in a medium oven (make sure it is well baked as if undercooked it can be crumbly). For a flat top place a baking tray in the oven (allow time for it to heat up before putting bread in) so it is across the top of the bread pan.

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