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Easy Eikorn No-knead Sourdough Bread

einkornSmallThis recipe is especially great for people who work full time -- it takes 10 minutes in the morning to throw this together and then it's ready to bake 8 or more hours later. I use Ikea's 3 quart covered casserole for baking. Here's more information about sourdough starter.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time9 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 1 3-1/2 lb loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 cup proofed/bubbling sourdough starter
  • 6 cups Einkorn flour
  • 2-3 cups room temp filtered water
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp citric acid totally optional!

Instructions

  • In a large bowl (preferably with a lid), add the flour, sourdough starter, water and salt and mix until blended. It should be a gluey thick batter, a little thicker than brownie batter.
  • Cover and let it rise in a warm spot for about eight hours, or until bubbly and doubled in size. In the winter, I prefer to turn my oven light on and keep the bowl in there.
  • Once the dough has risen sufficiently (8+ hours, depending on ambient temps), remove it from the oven. Place your empty covered casserole in the oven and set the oven temp 450° F.
  • Once temp is achieved, remove your casserole from the oven. CAUTION: HOT HOT HOT! Remove the lid and gently pour the dough into the casserole, being careful to not disturb too many bubbles. Cover and bake for 60 minutes. PLEASE NOTE: You may have to experiment with bake time due to altitude differences.
  • Remove the bread from the oven and remove lid. After 10-15 minutes: dump the bread out of the casserole, place on a cooling rack and allow it to cool completely before slicing and serving. I usually leave it on the counter over night (in a plastic bag, to soften the crust) and cut it in the morning with a meat slicer.

Notes

This recipes makes a 3.5# artisan loaf that will knock your socks off! This bread is beautiful, crusty, fragrant and due to using einkorn flour, has a rich nutty flavor. Don’t forget the Kerrygold!