Bread doesn’t have to be overly complicated or involved. It is actually pretty simple to make homemade bread for your family. Our Easy Bread Mix in a Jar is the perfect place to start when you want to get into bread making.
Let’s take a deep dive into what you will need to make this bread and actually how to do it.
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quart-sized mason jar (complete with lid and ring)
canning funnel – this helps me get the contents in the jar and not all over the counter!
To Assemble the Jar
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients. Transfer the mixture to the mason jar using a measuring cup and a canning funnel. Seal the jar and tie up with ribbon or twine.
Ingredients for the Jar
3 ½ cups bread flour
2 teaspoon active quick rising dry yeast
2 teaspoon salt
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To Make No-Knead Bread Mix
In a large bowl, empty the contents of the jar, and pour in 1 and 1/4 cups of warm water + 1 tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar. Stir until no dry patches remain. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise 1 and 1/2 hours.
Preheat oven and baking stone to 450 degrees. Punch dough down and remove it from the bowl. Using your hands, pull the sides of the dough down and to the bottom until you have a round loaf. Place on a piece of parchment. Let rest 40 minutes. Just before baking, dust the top with flour and slash three times.
Transfer the dough with the parchment onto the baking stone or cast-iron skillet. Bake for 24-30 minutes. Let cool before slicing and eating.
What if I don’t have a baking stone. You can also use a large cast-iron skillet. I bake all of my dinner rolls and cinnamon rolls in my cast iron skillet. If you don’t have a large cast-iron skillet, you can also use a bread pan. If you prefer the shape of a bread pan, use that route, it looks more rustic when done on the stone or skillet, but all the methods will bake fine.
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