Monday, November 17, 2014

A Tasteful Thanksgiving- The Easiest No-Knead Homemade Bread

by Maggie Kelleher

I'm on quite a Thanksgiving kick! Okay, I'm a bit obsessed, I admit it. I love food, how could I not be excited?

And that obsession has come into convergence with the fact that I sometimes like to read about weird holidays and guess what! November 17th is Homemade Bread Day! So I decided to combine the two and share with you my absolute favorite cheap and easy bread recipe, because hopefully it will make your Monday wonderful and your Thanksgiving even more delicious! Check out the bottom of this post to enter to add a delicious coffee cake to your Thanksgiving table, as well!

But my favorite thing about this recipe is that it can be a wonderful, three hour experience that ends with a house smelling like fresh bread, or it can be a quick, five minute stove-top recipe that involves minimal work and is equally delicious. And all from the same dough and without kneading! 

I got the wonderful recipe for this dough and the rolls from The Italian Dish. That post goes into extreme detail about the recipe, including videos and updates over time. I would definitely suggest that you check it out!

But my goal is to create not only a cheap bread recipe, but one that is also super easy and can be made out of things you already have (except for the yeast, unless you constantly stock instant yeast, in which case, kudos!) so I'm going to explain how I have tweaked it a little to use fewer tools.

So here we go, the best and easiest Thanksgiving bread dough recipe and how to prepare it!

Let's start with the dough: 

You will need:
I just keep the jar of yeast on hand now for this recipe.
 Let's get started:

 Time frames are on the upper left, and instructions on the right.

If storing the dough to use over time, a container with a hole in the lid is suggested.

You can also use a spoon or mixer, but I find this easiest and more fun.

Sometimes I store the dough in the fridge like this, as well. But it does not last as long.


And then for the rolls:


No worries if it doesn't rise, it should in the oven.

Don't use too much flour, it makes them messy to eat later!

YUMMMMMMMM! Avoid that flour-y mess on the bottom loaf with the tip above.
And finally for the pièce de résistance... 

Homemade Flatbread or my own Naan:


This recipe came from my dad, who will sometimes grill dough when he's feeling ambitious and it's absolutely wonderful! He took some of my dough out of the fridge one day and pulled these together, and I've been making them ever since.

We also like to add dried rosemary and a sprinkling of kosher salt for flavor, but these are both totally optional.

Here we go:

This will be sticky. I just like to think of it as fun. Just do your best.

If it isn't flattened there will likely be more bubbles, but that's fine, too.

I know, I know, this picture makes it look a bit like chicken, but it's so good, I swear!

So good! I once even made a pizza out of these because I was too lazy to make a real meal. 

They were devoured!

So now you see, both perfect for your fancy Thanksgiving table, or just for a lazy night! Happy Homemade Bread day and happy baking! 

And don't forget! #GrandmaIsAGreatBaker!


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