Einkorn (No Knead) Bread
For years I have been reluctant to eat bread from processed flours. In the ’70’s one of the things I did to lose weight was to stop eating bread, besides the jogging I was doing. I also ate a lot of salads and vegetables. But this all changed when we found Einkorn All Purpose Flour!
So for many years we limited how much and what kind of bread we ate. We thought we did well when we ate oatmeal bread and occasionally a loaf of Ezekiel bread from the grocery store. In the ’80’s I also made some homemade bread but did not keep it up as I was to busy.
We are now at a different time in our life where we have the time, health and know-how to eat healthier. Here is where we are now and continue to learn more. It seems the knowledge we have gained, hopefully, will lead us to continue eating whole-food, plant-based foods with some vegan thrown in. We are not yet there at eating 100% plant-based, maybe someday soon, I hope.
So it was with some trepidation that we finally began researching homemade bread. We learned that eating processed foods, boxed meals and breads were all detrimental to one’s health causing cancer, heart disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes, to name a few. Read Dr. Michael Greger’s book, “How Not To Die” for much, much more information or watch the video on YouTube. It will change your thinking about food and the possibilities of improving your health through nutrition.
When we found a bread recipe that needed no kneading we decided to go for it. We found a kitchen aid mixer on sale so we bought it and we’re making good use of it making different kinds of bread. We’ve made this recipe several times using Einkorn flour.
So here it is thanks to Victoria @ Amodernhomestead.
No Knead Einkorn Sandwich Bread
- 3 cups Einkorn All Purpose Flour
- 1½ cups Warm water Hot out of the faucet works well!
- 1 Packet Dry Active Yeast
- ¼ cup Coconut sugar
- Add yeast and sugar to warm water and allow to proof for at least 10 minutes or until the yeast has foamed up about an inch.
- With flout in mixing bowl, slowly add the yeast mixture and mix for 3-5 minutes using a bread hook attachment-if possible.
- Once dough is thoroughly mixed, remove hook from bowl, scrape down the sides, and cover with a towel or cling wrap.
- Allow the bread to rise in a warm area for 45 minutes covered with a hand towel. We put it in the microwave and close the door.
- Butter a bread/loaf pan and place dough into pan.
- Cover with a hand towel and allow to rise for another 30 minutes.
- Bake for 35 minutes at 375° until golden brown
- Allow to cool for a few minutes before turning bread out of pan onto a cooling rack.
- Carefully cut from the bottom side of the loaf to prevent crushing the loaf! Enjoy!
PS: We have yet to make a sandwich, we heat in toaster oven, use peanut butter, applesauce or maple syrup or homemade butter!