Our famous bread
This is an amazing no-knead bread recipe. Simple. Delicious. Foolproof. It was a closely guarded secret, till a few days ago when we shared it with our mailing list.
Now it’s out, as momentous as the Coke recipe getting leaked, but at least we were prepared, spending every spare dime on mutual funds heavily invested in bread flour stocks.
And isn’t a bread recipe the perfect way to launch a boatie blog?
Seven Seas Loaf
- 3½ cups flour (any combination of white or whole wheat)
- 1/3 cup mix of oatmeal, sunflower seeds, ground flax, bran, pumpkin seeds whatever you want, or 1/3 cup more flour)
- 1½ tsp instant yeast. (bread machine yeast is the same as instant yeast)
- 1½ tsp salt (or to taste)
- 1¾ cups water, lukewarm to warmish
- Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add water to make a sort of batter, not a typical bread dough. It will be a sticky, really thick batter. Mix well, but do not knead.
- Cover with a plate and let rise 2-4 hours till doubled in size. Will depend how warm the cabin or galley is. Can be left overnight.
- Grease and flour a loaf pan. Stir the batter till back to original size and spoon into loaf pan. Make three diagonal slashes across top of loaf with sharp knife.
- Pre-heat oven to 400 F. Let loaf rise in a warm, draft-free place for about 30 minutes.
- Turn oven heat down to 350 F. Place in oven and bake 35 to 40 minutes. When ready, loaf removed from pan will sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.
That’s it. Let the compliments roll in.