Bake-a-thon 2014: Day 6
Bake of the day: No Knead Honey Oat Bread
I like baking bread and usually use either my stand mixer or breadmaker to knead the bread. But I recently started making no-knead breads. As the name suggests there is no kneading required to make these breads. No-knead bread was how people made bread thousands of years ago — before they discovered that by pulling, beating, stretching, stirring or otherwise ‘kneading’ wheat doughs they could speed up the gluten-developing process. A renewed interest in this technique started after a no-knead bread recipe was published in 2006 in The New York Times.
This no-knead Honey Oat bread is from The Vegetarian Times magazine all the way back from 2010. All the ingredients are mixed together and the dough just sits on a counter and gradually kneads itself. Apart from being easy to make, these no-knead breads have an added buns benefit from the unhurried rise boosts bread flour and aroma. Less Work. More Flavor. Who doesn’t like that 🙂
I already have a Whole wheat Oatmeal Bread that I really like a lot. It is a soft and delicious bread. But this no-knead version is equally soft, sweet and yummy — that too for the fraction of the effort. We had it for breakfast with some jam and nutella and I made a grilled cheese sandwich for my son’s lunchbox too. I also used it to make the Fruit & Nut Stuffing for Thanksgiving.