A couple days ago I had a craving for bread...and not just any bread, but fresh, homemade bread! So even though I practically live next door to a bakery, I decided to make some myself.
Looking through my bookmarked recipes, I came across one that claimed to take no more than 30 minutes. Since it doesn't use yeast, there is no kneading or rising time required, meaning I could satisfy my craving much quicker!
I also had some rye flour in my cupboard that I had been anxiously waiting to bake something with, so I took this opportunity to try making a rye bread. For such a quick and easy process, I couldn't be happier with how it turned out!
It had a slightly sweet, nutty flavour (from the oats), with a crunchy crust and a dense, moist interior. It reminded me a lot of Irish soda bread, which I also love.
I ate some by itself, some slathered in margarine and jam, and even some dipped into my soup with dinner. Mmm now I'm getting a craving for more...
Here is the recipe:
Adapted from A Healthy Passion
1 cup rolled oats, ground into a flour-like consistency in the blender
1 cup rye flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1.5 tbsp agave nectar
1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 cup almond milk
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the melted coconut oil and agave, then add almond milk. Mix wet and dry ingredients and stir until everything is incorporated into a dough.
Shape the dough into a ball and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes (mine took 25 mins, but my oven usually takes a bit longer to cook things all the way through).
Cool on a wire rack and slice.
Note: This was best eaten fresh on the same day it was made. By the next day, it got a bit dry, but a quick zap in the microwave softened it up again.