Wednesday, October 28, 2009

'No Knead' Multigrain Bread

As people are starting to make more healthful food choices, this has become one of our most popular breads. It is completely whole grain, with a soft texture and enough structure to hold up to the biggest sandwich. We make focaccia out of it for our roasted vegetable sandwiches and even turn it into cardamom sweet rolls.
To begin:
Soak 2/3 cup (.25 lbs) 10 grain cereal. (I'm using Bob's Red Mill)
in a large bowl with 4 cups warm water for 1 1/2 hours.
Add 1 and 1/2 T (2pkgs or 1/2 oz.) Active Dry Yeast and let sit 30 minutes more...
Stir in:
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup canola oil
8 cups of Whole Wheat flour (2.25 lbs.) cup at a time, stirring well with each addition.
Before the last cup of flour add 1 more cup of water and 1 and 1/2 tablespoon salt.
Stir the mixture as though folding it into the center, spinning the bowl as you go.

Once it is pulled together, cover and let sit for 1 hour
Pull dough together in the bowl once again by running your spatula along the side of the bowl, pulling the dough into the center. cover and let rise 30 minutes more.

Turn out onto a well floured board and divide into 3rds. Briefly knead each portion into a ball. let sit 15 minutes.
pull rounds together into a loaf shape, being sure to get rid of the air bubbles and put into well oiled loaf pans. slash the tops and let rise 45 minutes or until a poke of your finger doesn't bounce back.

Spray the tops with water and sprinkle with a little of the dry cereal.
Bake for about 45 minutes in a 350 degree oven to an
interior temperature of 200 degrees.


Anonymous said...

That bread looks delicious!

Thomas Anthony said...

I was wondering if you wouldn't mind elaborating on the "pull rounds together" part to make loafs for the loaf pans.

Carri said...

Thomas, basically, you want to shape it into a loaf by pulling the sides of the ball of dough out and bringing them into the center and then rolling it into a football shape the length of your loaf pan.

Susan said...

Hi there! Just spent 3 weeks in Homer with my kids and we must have gone to 2 Sisters 10 times!! So happy to see this recipe on your blog and I am making the bread right now! For future reference... When you knead dough on "well floured surface," how much flour are you adding, because the dough is still quite sticky when it is in the bowl... Thanks so much and 2 Sisters Rocks!!!