Night Bread

This is a super easy to make bread recipe that rises overnight (hence the name Night Bread). Takes about 5 minutes to mix it all together and then you forget about it. Get on with your life and bake it in the morning. It is an absolute favorite here!

Supply List:

3 cups flour (I used unbleached all purpose)

1/2 cup to 1 cup of flour (Will be needed on day 2)

1 tsp Active dry yeast

1 tsp salt

2 cups Water (at 110-115 degrees)

Large bowl

Large towel, plastic wrap, anything you want to use to cover the bread (Optional)

Oil (I use coconut oil)

Baking dish or casserole dish

1 Egg whisked (Optional)

Instructions: 

Mix yeast and water together in the bowl.

Yeast dissolved in water...

Yeast dissolved in water…

Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl (Except the flour for day 2).

Rest of the ingredients saying Hello!

Rest of the ingredients saying Hello!

Mix the ingredients together. (Don’t panic…Here is where you breathe. It is supposed to be a sticky, loose mess of a dough.)

Sticky gooey mess...

Sticky gooey mess…

I cover with a towel, plastic wrap, t- shirt etc, only when I am leaving it out on the counter top. (I do not usually cover mine because I actually place it in my microwave or oven to rise and it does not dry out in there.)

Leave it alone for about 15-18 hours. It will rise and then fall. Again it is all good!

Dough is ready to be played with...

Dough is ready to be played with…

Add about 1/2 cup to 1 cup of flour to the dough (Just enough to get it to form into a ball).

Dough being worked into the center...

Dough being worked into the center…

Dough...

Dough…

Dough with the added flour...

Dough with the added flour…

Dough worked into a ball ready to be baked...

Dough worked into a ball ready to be baked…

Grease the dish you are baking in with the oil (Make sure you get an even and thorough coating or  it will stick like like a bitch and you will not be happy with me!!)

If you want a shiny golden brown crust brush with an egg.

Basting with an egg...

Basting with an egg…

Egg basted...

Egg basted…

If you do not want a shiny golden brown crust then skip this step.

Dough in a greased bowl...

Dough in a greased bowl…

Bake at 325 for about 40 minutes.

You will know the bread is done when you tap on the crust and it makes a hollow sound.

Egg Basted Night Bread...

Egg Basted Night Bread…

Night Bread...

Night Bread…

2 thoughts on “Night Bread

  1. I just made this amazing bread. I covered the bread dough in the bowl with plastic and in the morning it was still really liquidy, so when I was ready to make it, it took about 2 cups of flour to get it to bread consistency for baking. I just used my dough hooks in my stand mixer and mixed in the flour, dumped it into the baking dish and basted it with the egg wash. The result was an amazing loaf of yumminess.This is my favorite toasting bread.

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