Bready in No Time

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Bready1 I have been a very bad blog reader of late, and am barely checking in on everyone. Naughty. If I would read more carefully, I would've noticed that Amy said the no-knead bread she and half the world baked took . . . 24 hours. I missed that part. I got all my stuff out and then saw that part. And then decided to do this one instead. So Aim, if you're jonesin', this is crazy easy and good and fast.

This is no-knead bread that seems especially appropriate for breakfast because it's sort of sweet. I like it hot out of the oven with a bit of butter and some honey, but it's also amazing as toast the next day. It was my college roommate's recipe so I don't know where it came from, but we often had it with chili for dinner, too — something about that hint of sweetness with the heat of the chili. While the weather is still a bit damp and cold as now, it's so nice. It gets mixed up with a spoon, rises for almost an hour, then dumped straight into its pan.

Bready2 Ann's No-Knead Bread

Combine and set aside:
2 c. flour
1/4 c. sugar
1 T. salt
2 pkgs. dry yeast (1/4 oz. each)

Heat until warm:
1 c. water
1 c. milk
1/4 c. vegetable oil

Have on hand:
1 egg
2 to 2 1/2 c. flour

Mix egg with liquids, then stir all into flour mixture. Blend at lowest speed on mixer, then blend on medium for 3 minutes. By hand stir in another 2 to 2 1/2 c. flour. Cover, let rise 50 minutes until light and doubled in size. Stir down. Spoon into greased  6" x 9" loaf pan. (If your pan has short sides you might want to split it up and put it in two smaller pans; it rises quite a bit.) Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes. Brush top with butter.


Stick a bamboo skewer in the center to test. You want it to come out clean but this is kind of a soft bread, so don't overdo it.


Munch munch.

Have a good weekend, y'all. Oh, and thank you for the crock-pot cookbook recommendations! Going to the library to test some out. Your suggestions are really helpful — thank you!


Oh man, now I want some bread.. yummmy... I will have try this while I am off with Emma recovering from surgery. It should make the house smell good : )

It is going to be around 80 today, but after this weekend we are going to have cooler weather.. in the 60's. I cannot wait, that is what I like!

You have a great weekend!!!

Wow, I feel a little behind. I've never made bread(with yeast) before. But the last 2 pictures did it for me--I'm gonna try this recipe today. Fleishmann's, here I come!

Hmmm yummy.
As is the afghan in the banner.

Ooo! Thanks for the new recipe! I've done the 24-hour no knead bread and it's wonderful too; it comes out like a beautiful ciabatta.

That looks like a great recipe to try this weekend!

Thanks so much for sharing!


This looks like a good one. Mmmmmm hot toast. I am hooked on that no knead 24 hour bread. You do have to plan a little but it is so easy and it turns out so profesional looking and yummy.

I had the same realization with the no-knead! Unfortunately I had no quick substitute. Apparently no-knead does not mean no-rise or no-waiting-around. Maybe this weekend I'll get my act together to make some.

Oh, my that looks yummy. Just right for dipping in soup. Darn. Now I'm going to think about baking bread all weekend and I really do not have that kind of time, and I really need to lay off the carbs because none of my pants want to button.

Oh dear. Bread. Big weak spot. With butter. Yum.

Love, love, love the ripple header up there - one more thing on my list! Hope all is well sweets! XO

Looks yummy good.

Ugghh!! That sounds and looks so good! Too bad my oven broke this morning and won't be repaired until tomorrow, at least. :(

Oh YUM! I will have to try this. I make the No Knead a lot. For anyone looking for a super-quick but delicious bread, I recommend Beer Batter Bread. It is 3 ingredients and ready in 45 minutes. Recipe:

The bread looks wonderful - there's nothing better than home-baked bread! Hi! I am new to your blog and I was looking at the past posts and the banner picture at the top of the page - and admiring the multi-colored weiner dog. I was wondering if you have the pattern for this dog and would be willing to share. I'm itching to make him!

Mmmmm! I am so hungry now. I'll have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

I'm hungry just looking at the picture. I can't wait to try the recipe. It reminds me of one my mom use to make.

oh yummy! looks amazing! will try it this week for sure. I just took my second 24hr bread out for tonight. I am getting used to the long lead time, but still. . .when you want fresh bread it's hard to wait!

Angela Haselton says: March 30, 2007 at 06:42 PM

yea! I love to bake bread and find myself with an actual day off tomorrow. *dance* It may find me baking bread!

Although it looks delicious, and I'm sure it's very good, something in me is reeling against the idea of a no-knead bread. It just doesn't seem *proper*. I think I'm going to try to start a knead-for-ten-minutes-bread revolution.

"Long live knead-for-ten-minutes bread!"

--Deb :)

Yummm, that sounds really good, I have made alot of bread in my time and I have my favorite, Air Buns recipe, but I love to try other people's tried and true recipes. This one will be tried next week. I wonder if I can use w.w. flour. I will try it and see. Thanks again, Cindy

Thanks for the recipe~ I love bread, crackers, anything white made of flour...the bread photo~ lovely...Tina/cherry Hill Cottage

All this talk of bread today! I had to make it. I can barely wait the last 5 minutes of baking! It smells sooooo good! Thanks!

i just read your interview on Another Girl at Play. what an inspiration you are: young/hip/crafty, all around wonder woman! i am excited to peruse your blog and see all the good ideas that i can learn from. thank you miss crafty and keep up the beautiful creative thoughts.

Could you say how much yeast (weight? volume?) is in an American pkg? Bread looks yummy!

That looks wonderful!

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