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Easy E Bread Recipe
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This bread has been life changing. It's so very, very easy and delicious, that it's downright dangerous. Most of the time for this recipe is passive time, and once your dough is made, it keeps in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. It really only takes about 30 minutes to turn out an amazing pizza or a little under an hour for a beautiful and freshly baked loaf of bread. It's great stuff!
Recipe type: Breads
Cuisine: Trim & Healthy
  • 3 c. warm water
  • 1 ½ T. kosher or coarse salt
  • 6 c. of whole wheat flour* or 6½ cups of unbleached (off plan for THM)
  • 1½ T. instant/fast rise yeast (2 packets)*You may use white flour, fresh ground whole wheat flour, or anything in between and this recipe will still work.
  • Trim Healthy Mamas Tweaks: Use all whole wheat, or a mix of 4 cups whole wheat to 2 cups white if you want a little more crispness to your crust. Allow to ferment for a full 72 hours in the fridge prior to using for maximum carb reduction. When the dough has fermented long enough, and the natural carbs in the bread are broken down, your bread won't 'brown' easily.
  1. In a large, 5 quart container, combine all ingredients.
  2. Stir with a wooden spoon until the dough is evenly wet with no dry spots.
  3. Cover your container loosely, and allow to rise on the counter top for 2 hours.
  4. The dough should almost triple in size and begin to collapse on itself and flatten on top. You can allow it to rise overnight, and it won’t hurt anything.
  5. Chill dough for at least three hours. You can bake it before chilling, but it’s easier to work with cold, and the flavor improves with age.
To Bake a Loaf of Bread:
  1. Place a baking stone in your oven, and put a sheet of parchment paper on a pizza peel. An upside down baking sheet can be subbed for either the baking stone or pizza peel.
  2. Wet your hands. The dough is very sticky and soft. You’ll want to treat it gently so you’ll not deflate those beautiful air pockets.
  3. Cut or tear away about a fourth of the bread dough…approx. the size of a large grapefruit.
  4. Gently shape the dough into any shape of your choice on the parchment paper, smoothing out the top into a ‘gluten cloak’. It’s OK if it looks wompy.
  5. Set a timer for 20 minutes once you get the bread shaped. You're going to let it rise for a total of 40 minutes, but this is my cheat way or reminding myself to pre-heat the oven.
  6. When the timer goes off, begin preheating the oven to 450º. Set the timer for 20 more minutes. Your bread dough won’t have risen much, if at all, at this point, and this is normal. NORMAL, I say. No worries.
  7. Top with kosher salt or herbs/seeds if desired. Slash top to allow gasses to escape while baking.
  8. When the timer goes off, slide the bread in and bake for 25 to thirty minutes until golden brown.
You may use your dough up to 2 weeks past the mix date. It's normal for the dough to have tiny pinhole bubbles in the surface, and for the surface to darken a bit due to oxidation of the very top layer. It will not affect the flavor or quality of your bread.
Recipe by Gwen's Nest at https://gwens-nest.com/easy-bread-recipe/