No need to knead bread

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baking, bread, thermomix


The story goes that a 1940's healthy eating proponent, Doris Grant, forgot to knead her bread one day but decided the resulting bread was more than passable so would never include the kneading process again. Whether or or not this story is true, this recipe doesn't require kneading and is very good- surprise!

It isn't as light as a well kneaded loaf, and apparently it doesn't keep very long. I don't think any home made breads keep for long- they don't have preservatives and additives! I think it's a great idea to make rolls then you can just pop what you are not Going to eat that day into the freezer. Alternatively slice the loaf and put a couple of slices in plastic bags. It makes very good toast.


no need to knead bread

  • Servings: 10
  • Difficulty: easy
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300g warm water

1 7g packet fast action yeast

225g strong white bread flour

225g strong wholemeal flour

5g salt

15 g honey

Whisked egg white, pink salt, and pumpkin seeds for brushing and topping.



Heat the water until it reaches 37° in Thermomix bowl, adding the yeast in the last 30 seconds. Mix speed 2.

Add the flours, salt, and honey.

Mix sp 3 for 20 seconds until pulled together.

Mix on dough setting for 3 minutes.

Either leave to prove in TM bowl or tip out into a lightly greased bowl.

Leave until doubled in size – around an hour.


Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F


Empty into a loaf tin or divide into 8-10 rolls and place on baking sheet

Whisk an egg white and mix in sea salt. Brush the rolls or loaf and sprinkle with your choice of seeds.

Bake in hot oven for 30-40 minutes

Cool on a cooling rack and eat that day or freeze.




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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla If you have come as a baker my blog is i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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