Tuesday, May 8, 2007

multigrain no knead bread


Jill had recently made the white bread and we just loved it and I thought it would

be worth experimenting with whole wheat. The first one that I tried was quite flat.

I read somewhere that adding gluten to the whole wheat bread helps in making it lighter.


These are the ingredients I used.
Mulitgrain Best for Bread flour . . .1 1/2 cups
White flour . . .1 1/2 cups
Vital Wheat Gluten 1 1/2 teaspoons
Instant Yeast . . 1/4 teaspoon
Salt . .2 teaspoons
Water 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons


Simply put the flours, gluten, yeast, salt in the bowl.
Add the room temperature water and stir.


Cover the dough with plastic wrap.
Cover the glass mixing bowl with a hat.


I had started mine at three in the afternoon.
This is what it looked like at eight in the morning.


On some parchment paper combine some flour and cornmeal.
Shape the dough into a bowl and then I covered mine with a large glass bowl.

Let it sit for another 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Take a heavy dutch oven with a lid.
Put it in the oven and turn the oven to 475 degrees.
When it is preheated, open up the oven,
take off the lid, plop the dough into the ungreased pot.
Put the lid back on and bake it for 30 minutes.
Take the lid off and brown it for another 10 minutes.
Let it cool on a rack and enjoy.




I'm off to do some gardening today, it seems fitting for all that is on my heart.

13 comments:

  1. enjoy your gardening Lovella it's such a beauitful day out today it's hard to stay inside!

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  2. Ohhh..that bread looks so delicious...I want to try it. I love baking breads. As long as I lived at home I wasn't allowed to bake anything with yeast...maybe because my parents were not "well to do" and Mom was afraid of my "flops" which would mean wasting flour...so I was delegated to cleaning!! Now I prefer baking to cleaning for sure! And I can bake to my heart's content!

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  3. Yes, Willie and his family are definitely in my prayers and God CAN do more than we could even wish for...

    Your bread looks delicious!! I'm glad you feel sorry for me... but ADDING Gluten to your recipe!!??!!
    that's adding insult to injury..smile!!

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  4. I continue to have Willie and family in prayer! God is good!
    I have been gardening all afternoon...ahhh, so therapeutic!!

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  5. I'll have to try adding gluten. My whole wheat version was blah. Next up: Let's try adding herbs!

    Willie and his family: In my prayers, and Demara's family too.

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  6. gardening? Ya I probably would be doing that too if I could...

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  7. Oh and thanks Jill and yes am still praying for Willie too!

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  8. Gosh, if only I could bake....

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  9. This bread looks yummy - I will have to try this one next. I tried your Mexican Meatball recipe yesterday for dinner - it was really good!!!

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  10. Gardening is truly theraputic....praying for your friends

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  11. The bread looks wonderful! My eldest two children gave me The Bread Baker's Apprentice by Reinhart for my birthday. I read the first couple of chapters last night. Fascinating! (lol - at least to me it was.) :o)

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  12. I'm very late to the table, so I hope you will find me.

    Did you let it rise in a cool place, or as other bread recipes advise, a warm kitchen?

    I am baking bread again, after 35 years. Then, I did mostly heavy rye and whole grain breads. I can't even remember, exactly, how to go about it, and I'm sure the flours and yeasts have changed.

    Thank you for your blog.

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  13. HI . . .I let it rise right on my counter .. room temperature.

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Thank you!