Donna’s No Knead Homemade Bread 2 comments

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I am excited to introduce you to Donna Writhlin from Two Chicks And A Mom where she blogs with her two daughters. I have been excited to be Co-Hosting with her since August on our Wordless Wednesdays. Donna and her daughters offer many recipes on their blog and I asked Donna to share one with us. Now I am excited that she is sharing her No-Knead Homemade Bread Recip. We would love for you to check out her recipe, it looks great. But then take a minut to check out her blog for more great recipes.
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No Knead Homemade Bread

Some years ago, when I was a stay-at-home mom (SAHM for you up-to-date people), I did a fair amount of baking. With five growing boys and a husband who worked long hours and played sports and stayed generally busy (well, so did I), I cooked and baked a LOT. I enjoyed it and still do but we only have our 14 year old daughter home now so not making the mass quantities that I did before. Five boys often came with a friend or two each so there were always cookies, brownies, taco soup, etc. ready to feed the masses.
Ingredients-for-Homemade-Bread Today I want to share a great recipe for no-knead bread. It was so nice to mix it up in the bowl, let it rise, place in bread pans and it would be ready not too long afterwards. I would know my bread was “doing it’s thing” and I could go on with my day.

Here is the list of ingredients:
2 packages dry yeast

Add this to large bowl along with 5 cups warm water–allow yeast to dissolve. If the water is too hot it will kill the yeast!

Add:
8 tablespoons honey
8 tablespoons shortening
6 teaspoons salt
6 cups flour (all-purpose white or wheat)
(you will need an additional 6 cups for later step)

Now for the fun part, at least for me:

You can stir it by hand or use a stand mixer. I recently got a great deal on a Kitchenaid Artisan 5 quart mixer. I don’t know why I didn’t do that years ago! I found my great deal at Kohls.com via bradsdeals.com. With the great sale price, free shipping, a Kohl’s coupon I had, plus Kohl’s cash and a rebate I received, I paid less than $200 for my awesome new friend. If you haven’t, check out bradsdeals.com for future deals. No, I haven’t been compensated to lavish such praise–just wanted you to be aware that there are sites out there that can save you money. Plus, I got to pick from a large variety of colors–I decided on cranberry for my kitchen.
Ingredients-for-Homemade-Bread If you don’t have a stand mixer, a hand mixer may work just fine or just do as I used to do–a spoon and some elbow grease. Fire up those muscles!
Homemade-Bread-Recipe Beat on high for 3 minutes if using a mixer or until all is mixed in.
 Homemade-Bread-Recipe-It will look similar to this–just in case you don’t know what risen bread dough looks like lol.Homemade-Bread-Recipe-step-4Now, grease 2 bread pans and spoon the dough into those. Again, place the pans in a warm area and cover with a clean dish cloth. Allow to rise.
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Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake bread for approximately 45 minutes if using regular sized bread pans. Of course, some ovens vary by temperature so just check to see if the bread is browning and you can also check the middle with a butter knife or wooden skewer. When done, remove from oven, place pans on cooling rack and brush with melted butter (for that awesome golden glow). Remove from pans and allow to continue to cool.

Now to enjoy! Spread with butter, honey, jam, peanut butter, Nutella, etc. You know what you like so go for it! Easy and delicious. This bread is so great to accompany dinner or have as a snack.Baked-Homemade-Bread

Happy Baking!
Donna Wirthlin
Two Chicks and a Mom
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Donna’s No Knead Homemade Bread

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 2 Loaves

Donna’s No Knead Homemade Bread

Ingredients

  • Dry Ingredients: 2 packages dry yeast
  • Other Ingredients:
  • 8 tablespoons honey
  • 8 tablespoons shortening
  • 6 teaspoons salt
  • 6 cups flour (all-purpose white or wheat)

Instructions

  1. You can mix the ingredients with a stand alone mixer or even a spoon and elbow grease will work.
  2. Beat on high for 3 minutes if using a mixer or until all is mixed in.
  3. Then, mix in another 6 cups of flour. I actually use 6 cups all-purpose white flour and then 6 cups wheat flour to change things up a bit; you could mix the ratios as you please. Allow dough to rise--I place it in a warm area of the kitchen and put a dish towel on top of the bowl.
  4. It will look similar to this--just in case you don't know what risen bread dough looks like lol.
  5. Now, grease 2 bread pans and spoon the dough into those. Again, place the pans in a warm area and cover with a clean dish cloth. Allow to rise.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake bread for approximately 45 minutes if using regular sized bread pans. Of course, some ovens vary by temperature so just check to see if the bread is browning and you can also check the middle with a butter knife or wooden skewer. When done, remove from oven, place pans on cooling rack and brush with melted butter (for that awesome golden glow). Remove from pans and allow to continue to cool.
  7. Now to enjoy! Spread with butter, honey, jam, peanut butter, Nutella, etc. You know what you like so go for it! Easy and delicious. This bread is so great to accompany dinner or have as a snack.
  8. Happy baking!
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2 thoughts on “Donna’s No Knead Homemade Bread

    • Karren Haller Post author

      Hi Claudia, I actually have switched the honey for one of the other choices and it works just fine.
      Thanks for stopping by to check out the recipe, hope you have a great week!
      Karren