Baking Bread

Saturday 12/28/13

Dean and I both love to eat bread and I enjoy making it.  The no knead method is great. I do not have a mixer or bread maker. Below is a photo of the 3 breads I am starting today. I have wheat, white and the rye is in the smaller container.

Mix flour, yeast, salt and water and also caraway seeds for rye bread.  Just mix enough to incorporate all the ingredients.


Leave on counter for a couple of hours to raise.


I then cover the containers and place in the fridge. The dough is fine for at least 2 weeks.  The flavor improves as it ages.  Whenever I want fresh bread I pull off a hunk and let it raise for about 30 minutes.


In the meantime I heat the oven to very hot with my baking stone inside.  Place the bread directly onto the stone and bake.  We usually cut the ends off as soon as it comes out of the oven. It’s nice and crusty.  There are not many things that smell or taste better than fresh baked bread with a touch of butter.


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7 Responses to Baking Bread

  1. Donna says:

    well maybe one thing, your homemade pizza crust. Now that is truly something worth waiting for. But I must say those loaves look very yummy.

  2. Gus says:

    Hmmmm Hmmmm, I can almost smell the fresh bread.

  3. Janell Wheelock says:

    Rose…your bread recipe. May I have it!? I would love to make some and I will call it “Rose’s Bread!” May I have the exact ingredients, times, temps, etc? Kevin and I arrived Honolulu on the 25th of Dec and are now at his cousin’s condo in Molokai! My first time on Molokai. Have you been? Kevin was here in 1999 when he was suicidal re: divorce! Before I knew him. Love your blogs. Janell

  4. Gina Gluth says:

    Honestly done without kneading, then I’m going to have a go when I get home. It looks great Rose, you are sooooooo your Mum xxxxxxxxxxGina

  5. martina kirkwood says:

    I can really taste that bread toasted for breakfast with butter and your homemade jam. MMGood. love martina.

  6. Hey Rose, with Covid self isolation and retirement I am taking the first steps on baking sourdough bread, coincidently I just signed up to follow a wordpress blog from Australia which looks like something you might like. It’s called Fig Jam and Lime Cordial

    • Jay gave some of his “mother” starter back in February. I have been adding to my basic bread dough and only have to use 1 pack of yeast which is great since yeast is hard to find these days. Also love sourdough pancakes and sourdough crackers from King Arthur flour website. Will check out the Fig Jam site for sure.

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