I love the taste of wheat bread, especially if it is light and has a touch of honey. This bread has an added bonus of using a cracked nine or ten grain cereal that adds another dimension of flavor and texture.
Can it be made as a "no knead" bread? Yes, if you substitute only half of the flour. If you make this bread with all wheat flour, you will get a dense loaf of bread. Wheat flour requires kneading to develop gluten, which gives shape and texture to breads.
If you are new to "no knead" bread making, you will discover how simple and easy it is. Check at the bottom of this post for my other versions of this wonderful bread.
You do not necessary need a dutch oven to bake this bread. You can use an oven safe cooking pot or even a Pyrex baking dish. It needs to have a lid.
Wouldn't it be cool to have an oval shaped loaf? This crock pot has a removable liner made of glazed ceramic, but take a look at the plastic knob...
I doubt that it is oven proof, so I am going to remove it ...
... and improvise with a piece of twisted aluminum foil. Practice picking up the lid a couple of times to make sure it works ...
I prefer to let my no knead breads rise in a flour piece of parchment paper rather than a floured linen towel. It is much easier to lift up the corners of the parchment and place it into the crock pot liner.
Removing the hot bread as soon as it is out of the oven is as simple as lifting the bread out by holding onto the corners of the parchment paper.
Allow the bread to cool on a wire rack for at least an hour. The dough inside is still cooking.
This bread is perfect! I imagine it would be even better with a handful of sunflower seeds.
That's the beauty of this bread ~ you can add whatever ingredients that your heart desires. Think of fresh rosemary and olive oil. Shredded cheese. Olives. Nuts. Let your creativity and imagination run wild!
No Knead Multigrain Wheat
(4x6 printable recipe card) (full page printable recipe)
Original No Knead Bread
No Knead White Chocolate Pecan Bread