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    Quote Originally Posted by Juke_spin View Post
    I'm wondering if anybody'd tell me of their experiences with making (or trying to make) bread kneeding it by hand.
    Flour your hands & surface well. Plop dough on surface. Use the heals of your hands to push the dough down & away from you. Fold in half and turn slightly. Push down & away again. Fold in half, turn slightly, push down & away. Continue until dough surface looks shiny. It's ready to bake. I usually smear a small amount of crisco on top if the loaves before baking to make crust a bit crispy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flicka View Post
    Flour your hands & surface well. Plop dough on surface. Use the heals of your hands to push the dough down & away from you. Fold in half and turn slightly. Push down & away again. Fold in half, turn slightly, push down & away. Continue until dough surface looks shiny. It's ready to bake. I usually smear a small amount of crisco on top if the loaves before baking to make crust a bit crispy.
    Hey flicka. H just watched this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nPLsaMaGyM and feel ready to make some bread - or to return to breadmaking w/o a mixer. I picked up some raw sugar today for the project as I abhor refined sugar and don't feel right to spend what it costs $$$ on something as nice as blackstrap molasses. Anywho, the Lahey no-kneed method is so basic it usen no sweetener.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    See this previous thread about breadmaking here:

    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthr...ht=knead+bread

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    Thanks KLD. I tried the thread but the link limits to the first ten posts. Useful anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    hey juke
    Mark Bittman, the New York Times food writer, did this article on making bread without kneading. I haven't tried it, but I like a lot of his recipes. Check out the video he does to accompany the article.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/08/dining/08mini.html
    Wesley, that was exciting and logical with the explanation. No specific recipies though. I'll do a few searches and am sure I'll come up with something useful that I can add quinoa ("keen wah" to.
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    OK, I'm taking the coward's way here but my searches lead either to books of to lengthy recipies: will anyone post a no-kneed whole-grain of mostly whole-grain recipe. I've got lots of quinoa I can mill for some loaves and am champing at the bit to get started here.
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    I'm not into making bread, except for one try decades ago to make a couple of rolls with sprouted wheat flower, sprouting and drying and grinding the wheat myself. It was fun and delicious but way too much work. When you mentioned quinoa I remembered the banana bread I often made with a mix of quinoa and corn flower. If you are interested I could look if I can find the recipe. Don't know if I kept it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Regine View Post
    I'm not into making bread, except for one try decades ago to make a couple of rolls with sprouted wheat flower, sprouting and drying and grinding the wheat myself. It was fun and delicious but way too much work. When you mentioned quinoa I remembered the banana bread I often made with a mix of quinoa and corn flower. If you are interested I could look if I can find the recipe. Don't know if I kept it though.
    Regine, sure; find and post the recipe if possible. It would be appreciated.
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    Hi Juke! I couldn't believe it when I saw your name by a post.
    How are you? Still into cooking, eating good food I see.
    Hope all is well with you! Post more often. Mona

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    Quote Originally Posted by jody View Post
    mmmmm bread!
    and a little butter, yum yum
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    I made Bannana/Walnut bread last night, was really yummy with butter this morning and a cup of coffee.

    no kneading involved. Although I have made bread with kneading involved. I think as long as you start with a good bread recipe the kneading by hand is easy and doesnt take much. I am not an expert but I just put flour on the hands and push it arounda bit and it seems to work. I am trying to get a recipe from my mom that is a 7 grain or a 5 grain recipe and is amazing. I will post it as soon as I get it from her.
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