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I am looking for some tried and true homemade bread recipes..and I am guilty of not searching old posts--sorry!

I have a bread machine sitting in my closet because I have 2 wheat-allergic children and thought I'd never use it. GF breads have 4 or 5 flours per recipe and its just easier to buy a loaf of GF bread for them. I do use Pamela's mixes to make muffins, waffles, pancakes, scones, and cookies for all of us.

However, my husband and I have been eating a lot of PBnJ (which is usually Almond Butter and homemade jam or organic All-fruit type preserves). I am interested in really healthy breads, not crap all-purpose and white sugar breads. I can bake them (after I buy a loaf pan-- darn Eloping and no wedding gifts! 6 years later we still need things!) or use the machine...I just don't want to try a bunch of breads I can't trust and waste the ingredients. HELP! I want your favorite recipes!

Also, any GF would be welcome as well!

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Well mine is a variation of the nyt no knead bread and is simple, healthy and imho very delicious and easy. AND you don't need a loaf pan. I just use a corning ware type bowl, but any oven safe vessel will do.

3 cups flour of your choice, I use ww.
1/4 tsp. instant yeast
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 3/4 cups purified or spring water (tap water has chlorine and impedes the yeast)

Mix everything together in a big non metal bowl. Dough should be a wet sticky dough. Cover and allow to rise in a warm place for 18 hours.

Take a plate and lightly grease with olive oil using your hands so that your hands are also lightly oiled!

Pull the dough out onto the plate and spread out gently with your hands. Fold one side into the middle and then other side over top of that. (Did that make any sense?!?) Then you should have a taco shaped peice of dough. Fold the top in half onto itself. Cover and also to rest for 15 min.

Grease the vessel you will be baking it in, and pick up the dough place it in. Allow it to rise 2 to 2 1/2 hours. 1/2 hour to 45 min before the end of the rise, preheat oven to 400. Bake for 55 min.


check out for short videos on this baking style. The guy is awesome and wil answer any questions you have. Be warned though, baking your own bread is totally addictive!!!
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