RECIPES - our "no-knead bread" recipe

delicious sourdough bread for breakfast
more about in on our guest Solli's blog

One of our goals was to be more self-sufficient, and of course baking one's own bread is a Must!
We had tried different ways and recipes and one day stumbled upon the blog of our dear friend David who lives in Quinson when he is not busy living in other places. Inspired by this no-knead bread recipe we set out to see what this was all about et voilà, with the first attempt we had managed to bake a very delicious bread!
Over the course of time we added our own sourdough starter, something we had always been intrigued by due to the complexity of this task. At the end of the day it is super easy, and we don't know what all the fuss is about...

Before we started our chambre d'hôte we had had several brainstorming session to figure out what we could offer our guests, and of course freshly baked bread was one of the top priorities. We have since given one-on-one lessons to our guests, handed out the recipe to many more, and even received some photos with impressive results back!

For those of you who try this at home: please send us a photo!

"no-knead bread" recipe
time: about 5 minutes plus 12 hours rising time

500 grams flour
250 ml water
sourdough starter or ¼ teaspoon instant yeast
1 ¼ teaspoon salt
extra flour as needed for dusting

  1. In a large bowl combine flour, sourdough starter/yeast and salt. Add water and stir until blended; dough will be shaggy and sticky. Cover bowl with an airtight lid. Let dough rest at least 12 hours, preferably 18 hours, at room temperature.
  1. Dough is ready when its surface is dotted with bubbles. Lightly flour dough and fold it over on itself once or twice. Cover loosely with lid and let rest another 15 minutes.
  1. In the meantime heat oven to 220 degrees. Put a medium-sized heavy covered pot (cast iron, Pyrex, enamel or ceramic) in the oven as it heats. Once the oven has reached 220 degrees remove pot and pour dough into it, placing the lid tightly, and bake for 30 minutes. Cool on rack.
Enjoy your own homemade bread!
 Jim & Claudia



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