No-Knead Kefir Bread

Kefir Bread

No-Knead Kefir Bread
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Yields 2 loaves
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2 Loaves
Cook Time
35-45 Minutes
Servings
2 Loaves
Cook Time
35-45 Minutes
No-Knead Kefir Bread
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Votes: 1
Rating: 4
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Yields 2 loaves
Servings
2 Loaves
Cook Time
35-45 Minutes
Servings
2 Loaves
Cook Time
35-45 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Loaves
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Instructions
  1. Combine salt and flour in a bowl. Pour in melted coconut oil and enough kefir to create thick dough. Use your hands to knead the ingredients together until you have slightly sticky, firm dough.
  2. Cover and let sit for 18 hours at room temperature.
  3. Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface. Divide into two pieces and carefully shape the dough into loaves. Place in greased bread pans. Cover and allow to proof for 4 to 6 hours in a warm place free from drafts. The dough might not look like its risen much. It depends on the strength of your kefir. It should rise a lot in the oven.
  4. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. The crust will be quite brown, and if you knock on the bottom, it should sound hollow. You can also test for doneness by placing a meat thermometer into the middle of the loaf. The internal temperature should read 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Recipe Notes

Note: This recipe uses less salt than other bread recipes because salt inhibits yeast growth, yet creates an optimal environment for lactobacillus bacteria. Because kefir contains both organisms, we want to limit the salt so that the lactobacillus does not get too prolific and make our loaf too sour. For a more sour loaf, increase salt to 2 teaspoons. I also have found this bread does best with more humid conditions. The more humidity, the better the rise.

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