No Knead Herb Bread Recipe with Olive Oil

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While I personally do have to stict to a gluten-free diet, I currently am eating dairy-free for my little one.  I have missed having a slice of bread with butter but who says you need dairy to have delicious bread, especially when it is homemade!  Olive oil is the perfect solution for bread making in place of butter or margarine.

Olive Oil has many health benefits including:

  • Olives and olive oil contain an abundance of phenolic antioxidants that can protect against colon, breast and skin cancer.
  • They contain biophenols, which suppresses LDL or bad cholesterol.
  • Olives contain oleocanthal that has been shown to have strong anti-inflammatory properties and help to reduce pain.
  • Eating olives can boost your iron intake as they have a substantial amount of iron. 

No Knead Herb Bread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 1/4 cups very warm water (120 -130 degrees)
  • 1 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, or 1 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1 teaspoons fresh  or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

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Add two cups of flour and salt into a glass mixing bowl.  Create a well in the center and add your yeast.

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Add your warm water and honey.  Using a wooden spoon mix to combine.

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Add the olive oil and stir again.  You will notice it becomes more elastic and very shiny.

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Add in the herbs and stir until they are combined.

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Add in the remaining flour and stir until it is combined.  Form it into a ball.  Gently rub it down with a small coating of olive oil.

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Cover it tightly and place a thin towel over the top.   Place it in a warm, draft-free area.  For about 30 minutes or until it rises to about twice its size.

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Using your wooden spoon, stir your dough until you have a smoother texture, about 20-25 strokes.

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Using olive oil, lightly coat your bread pan and place your dough into it.  Pat it down to form a uniform loaf.  Cover tightly again and allow to rise a second time, until it it reaches almost the top of the loaf.  This will take about 30-40 minutes.

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Bake at 375 for about 40-45 minutes until the top is lightly browned and sounds hollow if you lump it.  Remove it from your pan after five minutes and allow it to cool on a cool rack.  (Unless you want to eat it warm and let dive in!)  Once it cools, wrap tightly to store.

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To receive the proper health benefits of olive oil it is essential to make sure you are purchasing 100% real olive oil.  While I was shopping at Walmart this week I noticed a new brand of olive oil, Star brand olive oil that caters towards three different usages.  I picked up the olive oil geared towards vegetables.

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Be sure to head over to their facebook page and enter their sweepstakes to win one of all three usage types: Beef/Lamb, Poultry/Fish and Vegetables.  You can  also connect with Star Fine Foods on Twitter and Pinterest.

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No Knead Herb Bread Recipe with Olive Oil
Author: Amanda – FrugalGreenishMama
Recipe type: Bread
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Serves: 8
No Knead Dairy-Free Bread
Ingredients
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1¼ cups very warm water
  • 1 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, or 1 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1 teaspoons fresh or ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon fresh or ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Instructions
  1. Add two cups of flour and salt into a glass mixing bowl. Create a well in the center and add your yeast.
  2. Add your warm water and honey. Using a wooden spoon mix to combine.
  3. Add the olive oil and stir again. You will notice it becomes more elastic and very shiny.
  4. Add in the herbs and stir until they are combined.
  5. Add in the remaining flour and stir until it is combined. Form it into a ball. Gently rub it down with a small coating of olive oil.
  6. Cover it tightly and place a thin towel over the top. Place it in a warm, draft-free area. For about 30 minutes or until it rises to about twice its size.
  7. Using your wooden spoon, stir your dough until you have a smoother texture, about 20-25 strokes.
  8. Using olive oil, lightly coat your bread pan and place your dough into it. Pat it down to form a uniform loaf.
  9. Cover tightly again and allow to rise a second time, until it it reaches almost the top of the loaf. This will take about 30-40 minutes.
  10. Bake at 375 for about 40-45 minutes until the top is lightly browned and sounds hollow if you lump it. Remove it from your pan after five minutes and allow it to cool on a cool rack. (Unless you want to eat it warm and let dive in!) Once it cools, wrap tightly to store.

 


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  1. says

    The only time I’ve made fresh bread was with my mother. She bakes every Friday. I don’t bake at all and usually buy my bread. I’m going to have to start changing that. It’s one of my resolution for 2014 to start making more and spending less.

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