Monday, July 25, 2011

Barley Bread - Lahey No-Knead Method

MaMa has been having so much fun experimenting with the Lahey No-Knead Bread Making Method, she's been trying all sorts of variations on the loaf she originally posted about.  This Barley Bread is a fun twist.  MaMa says that she'll never need to buy a loaf of bread again, with as easy as making bread is with this method.  I think she might be serious too...we haven't had any store bought bread since she started playing around with this method.

Ingredients for Barley Bread:

3 c Joseph's Grainery Barley Flour
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp active dry yeast
1 1/3 c water

Directions:  In a large bowl, stir together the ingredients.  The dough will be shaggy and sticky.  Cover and let sit for at least 12 hours, preferably 18 hours. 

About 30 minutes prior to baking the bread, preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Once the oven reaches temp, place your dish in the oven to warm (without the dough in it).  Once the dish has warmed, remove the dough from the bowl and form a loaf with your hands and carefully place it in the warmed baking dish.  Bake for 30 minutes covered, then an additional 15 minutes without the cover.  Let cool on wire rack before slicing.


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