Saturday, November 15, 2014

I like your {buns}!

I love the smell of fresh bread.

As busy as our household can be with two under two, I try to still bake bread once a week to help my house smell home-y and yummy. I always smile when people come to my house and tell me "it smells delicious!" I smile because I agree.

Here's my favourite recipe -

No-Knead (Bread) Dough

2 ½ cups warm water
1 T. quick-rise yeast
2 tsp. salt
2 T. oil
6 cups of white flour (alternative: 3 cups white, 3 cups multigrain)

  1. Sprinkle yeast over water. Set aside 5 minutes.
  2.  Add to the yeast mixture salt and oil. Mix.
  3. Add 6 cups of flour. Mix until smooth/elastic dough.
  4. Sprinkle with flour/”grease” with oil. Cover with cling-wrap and allow to rise in bowl for 1 hour. (Can speed it up by placing it in the oven with the light ON.)
  5. Divide and shape into portions. Allow to rise uncovered for 1 hour. Again, can speed it up by placing it in the oven with the light on.
    1.  Thirds: 2 loaves (9x3x5) and 1 pan of buns (8x8)
    2. Half: pizza dough and 6 hamburger buns
    3.  9x13 + 8x8 of cinnamon buns/regular buns
    4.  And many more combinations!

6.Bake according to portions:
    1. Loaves: 375F for 30 minutes
    2.  Buns: 350F for 20 minutes
    3.  Pizza: (once topped) 450F for 10-12 minutes

And unfortunately for you we tucked into them before I got anymore photos.....mmmm :)

(Borrowed & adapted from Erin Leschert who borrowed & adapted from WM Cookbook!)


... I was single, with no kids, there's a certain appeal to this:

Danny Macaskill: The Ridge

Beautiful. Inspirational.  Wow.