Thursday, June 28, 2018
RUSTIC NO-KNEAD WHITE BREAD
BY: GILLIAN WATTS AND THE CANADIAN LIVING TEST KITCHEN
Canadian Living Magazine: December 2016
Our easiest-ever white bread requires absolutely no kneading. Simply fold the dough into a torpedo shape, let rise, then bake! Serve with our Slow Cooker Apple Butter (link to the recipe, below).
Prep time 35 minutes
Total time 15 hours
Portion size 24 servings
6 cups white bread flour (approx)
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon quick-rising instant dry yeast
2 1/2 cups warm water (100°F)
1 tablespoon cornmeal
In a large bowl, whisk together 5 cups of the flour, the salt, and yeast. Stir in warm water until well combined; cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in size, about 12 hours.
(Make-ahead: Let rise for up to 18 hours.)
Sprinkle work surface with 1/3 cup of the remaining flour. Scrape dough onto work surface; sprinkle with 1/4 cup of the remaining flour. Cover with a tea towel. Let stand for 15 minutes.
Using floured hands, press dough into a 1-inch thick circle. Fold dough, 1 1/2 inches from edge farthest from you, pressing with hands; repeat folding, pressing into a torpedo shape. Pinch seams to seal.
Dust rimless baking sheet with cornmeal. Place dough, seam side down, on pan; cover with clean tea towel. Let rise until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
Using scissors, cut 3 slashes crosswise on the surface of the dough. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp of the remaining flour. Bake in 425°F oven for 10 minutes. Decrease heat to 375°F; bake until lightly golden and loaf sounds hollow when tapped, about 30 minutes. Serve warm or let cool on a rack.
(Make-ahead: Let cool completely; wrap in plastic wrap. Freeze in a resealable freezer bag for up to 3 weeks; thaw in the bag at room temperature. Reheat in 325°F oven until warm, about 5 minutes.)
Tip from The Test Kitchen: Your microwave is the ideal place to let the dough rise quickly. It's well insulated so it can protect the yeast from any drafts during fermentation.
Per serving: about
Fibre1 gSodium192 mgProtein4 gCalories105Total fat1 gPotassium32 mgCholesterol0 mgTotal carbohydrate21 g%RDI