Sunday, July 11, 2010

LW the baker

 We do like our daily bread. Sometimes, we're in the mood for a floury white loaf (especially if we're having bacon sarnies) and other times we want something wholemeal, for a great breakfast toast, with marmalade.

If we're having homemade bread, we use a breadmaker often enough, but LW saw a recipe for a "knead-free" dough, and wanted to try it, so she did. The ingredients are as follows:

The dough sat right next to the wood-burning range (which was on all day yesterday as the temperature had dropped to below 10 degrees (cold for these climes!)) and rose spectacularly.

I nipped into Kaikohe and bought a couple of loaf tins, and the whole thing came together, so that, by early evening, we were basking in the warmth from the range and the smell of baking bread.

Here's how it looked:

And here's how it tasted:

Delicious, nutty, sweet and light. My grateful thanks to LW for a lovely recipe (especially as she claims that she can't cook!) xxx


  1. Bread works great but wbere is the recipe, I can see the ingredients but what about the amounts. Did I miss something. Is this a tease because it is a good one, I want that bread! k

  2. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ MMMmmm it is lovely isn't it!

  3. Ooh, is this the famous Mark Bittman no-knead recipe? I did this 3 times over the winter (in Europe) and every time it was different but great, although maybe a variation because mine wasn't a loaf, more a freeform shape.

  4. Hi Brennan! Here's my wife's blog, with the recipe. It really is very good!

    I hope you enjoy it!

  5. Ah, thanks Lloyd for the recipe.

  6. I made this bread yesterday. Absolutely delicious this morning toasted with homemade lemon curd and a cuppa!!