Look, I’m a bread addict. It’s a love-hate relationship. I pretty much try to avoid gluten 90% of the time due to some inflammatory issues. But I just can’t quite kick the loaf to the curb.
However, when I do indulge, I make it WORTH it. Warm bread fresh out of the oven with some softened butter or fresh herbs in olive oil. Heaven, I tell you.
When most people think of homemade bread, they think of a laborious and messy day long process that involves lots and lots of kneading and hands-on time.
I’ve tried a handful of no-knead bread recipes over the years, but they were all missing a little something. Usually texture, sometimes taste.
But I recently tried modifying a very simple recipe I found on Pinterest and discovered the holy grail of all no-knead bread recipes that is done in nearly two-ish hours.
If you’re into carbs (and let’s be honest, you totally are), you have to try this recipe. When you do, let me know what you think!
No-Knead Peasant Bread
2 1/4 Tsp Dry yeast or one whole package (i use Fleischmann)
2 Cups warm water
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
2 Tsp salt (plus 1/8 tsp-ish for the finished loaf)
4 Cups all-purpose flour
1 Egg white
Serve with softened butter or olive oil w/ balsamic vinegar and fresh herbs. Tastes great for up to 2-3 days after baking, but can be frozen for later use. I also recommend freezing slices in between butcher or freezer paper for later use in sandwiches, tartines, etc.
Not going to lie, this bread also tastes great when toasted with some Nutella spread over the top.