No-Knead Multigrain Bread {In a Jar!}

CATEGORIES: Bread Loaves, Printables, Sara

There’s a trend that’s been floating around the foodie world for a little while now – it’s the No-Knead bread phenomenon. It’s not necessarily a new technique- in fact it’s pretty ancient, but it’s recently been brought back to American kitchens and has revolutionized the way people make bread at home. The book at left, “Kneadlessly Simple” by Nancy Baggett explains the concept behind the no-knead technique and gives loads of delicious recipes to try it out. Keep reading because one of you gets to have a copy of that book for your very own! It’s pretty amazing actually, you really can make artisan style bread at home. I’m talking about the kind you only see in bakeries, with thick crusty tops, and perfectly tender centers. I was blown away with my first attempt- and guess what? It’s E.A.S.Y. Like, really easy. Here are some of the reasons why (bread & yeast-o-phobes, listen up- you’re gonna like this!)

1. No equipment necessary. All you need is a bowl and a spoon. No kneading, no kitchenaid mixing, nada.

2. You use ice water. Got that? ICE water! No worries about getting it the perfect temperature or proofing/killing yeast or anything, you just dump in ice water and it does its thing.

3. You’re not bound by the clock. At first glace this may seem inconvenient because of the long rise times noted, but that’s actually the wonderful thing about it. Since the process works as a slow, cold rise, you can work it around your schedule. You’ll notice the first rise time in this recipe says 3-10hours, and then 12-18 hours. That means you can whip it up, leave it overnight, and not have to worry about getting it in the oven at the exact perfect moment. I love that aspect about this process. So…let’s make something!


When trying to decide which recipe to feature, I decided to go out of my comfort zone a little. (Comfort zone here being recipes such as Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Bread, Make-Ahead Streusel Cake, Pecan Sticky Buns, and Apple Cream Cheese Pastries) Besides the fact that a hearty, multi grain bread sounded healthy and satisfying, it’s a kit you can make in a jar 🙂 And you KNOW I can’t pass that one up! I love things made in jars and I know you guys do too. This one calls for some interesting ingredients, but ones you can easily find. Brown rice flour for example:


You should be able to find this in a lot of normal grocery stores. If not in the baking section, in the gluten free section, or heath food section. I bought mine at Fred Meyer. You can also find it at places like Whole Foods, and certainly any health food store if you’re having trouble finding it.

 

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