Monday, December 5, 2011

No knead flat bread with seeds (sesame and cumin)






My motto is "when in doubt bake some bread!" Not cake but bread, my kids like bread over cakes, which is good, since I like it too! This is easy, a mixture between flat bread and focaccia really: place 300 ml warm water in a large mixing bowl, add 2 tsp active yeast granules and 1/4 tsp raw sugar. Wait 5 minutes then add 400 g high grade flour and 1 tbsp wheat gluten flour, plus a good pinch of salt. Mix with one hand (sticky!), then dust with four, cover with cling film and let it rise for 2 hours. After 2 hours flour your hands and then pick up the dough and divide into two pieces which you will pull to make two long loaves (like in the picture). 




Place the loaves on a long baking tray (I have a 90 cm oven) or make 4 smaller loaves if you have a regular oven. brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and then with seeds. I used sesame seeds on one loaf and cumin seeds on the other one. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200° C for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until you can see that the bread is baked on top and on the bottom (lift to check). Eaten warm is fantastic, but it keeps well for a couple of days, or at least, it would, but we tend to eat it pretty quickly! The kids prefer the cumin seeds, and so do I actually, but it is nice to have the sesame seeds too, once the cumin seeds is all gone!



Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©


24 comments:

  1. These look so good! I'll take bread over cake too...you know, I grew up eating pasta; our family is Italian-American, and I used to swear that I could never live without pasta (among other things), but lately I've been eating a lot less of it and I don't miss it as much as I thought I would. Bread though...I don't think I could live w/o it.

    Thanks for the recipe: I'm putting on my list of things to make soon! :)

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  2. Well, I'll take bread AND cake!! Never say diet!!! This looks fabulous enough to tempt me away from Aussie bakeries!!!

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  3. @ Rose, yes i guess I am eating less pasta too, but bread :-) yum!

    @ Red, hehehehe Aussie bakeries!

    @ Cookie, I agree!

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  4. Qunanto tempo che non panifico...mi toccherà ricominciare accideni!Il NKB è favoloso!bacioniii
    PS:la farina di semi di canapa è particolare, direi quasi nocciolosa, da provare!

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  5. No need to knead?Ottima proposta questo pane!Un bacione!!!

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  6. Uh, il pane senza impasto! A me non è mai riuscito bene, devo riprovare!

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  7. Le focaccine croccanti senza impasto...che voglia di sgranocchiare! Ancora di più con tutti quei semini :) Un bacio, buona settimana

    P.S. gli splendidi carciofi qui sotto potrei sognarli stanotte!

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  8. Buoooone le focacine!! potrei spalmarci sopra di tutto, poi il "senza impasto" ha sempre il suo perchè!!!

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  9. hanno un aspetto fantastico Alessandra ! bravissima, segno tutto...un abbraccio...

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  10. ciao che ottime focaccine! devo farle:-) baci

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  11. @ Federica, queste sono morbide, non croccanti, ma se le lasci in forno 5 minuti in piu' diventano anche croccanti.

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  12. I do love flat bread and the no knead sounds good to me!Perfect to whip up a batch when friends are visiting.

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  13. Yum. I might try it tomorrow night with dips. Got friends coming over,

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  14. Buonissimo. Da bambina, prima della celiachia, lo mangiavo sempre! Dalle mie parti si chiama lingua! Un saluto!

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  15. Lingua! Che nome buffo, e appropriato!

    Ciao
    Alessandra

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  16. è vero "when in doubt bake some bread!" farebbe proprio per me!
    queste focacce croccanti al sesamo piacerebbero un sacco a mio figlio, me le segno

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  17. Ma sembrano davvero croccanti? A dire il vero sono morbide... :-)

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  18. Wow Alessandar! They look so good! I love a good bread recipe that is easy - no kneading! Will try this with my girls during the school hols. Cheers!

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  19. Let me know how it goes Annabanana ;-)!!!

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  20. These look so beautiful and rustic. I can almost taste the cumin seeds!

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