No Knead Cinnamon Pecan Toasting Bread

No-knead-cinnamon-pecan-breadThis is for my friend, Karen, who made me jealous by purchasing a slice of something similar from a bakery/sandwich shop. And eating it. Right in front of my face. Sigh. I was so upset, I had to come up with a home-baked version. I took the basic No Knead Pajama bread and made a few additions. I need to buy some coarse sugar for sprinkling on top of the melba toast thin slices, and then I think I will have won her over. I use an enamel coated cast iron pan for baking.

No Knead Cinnamon Pecan Toasting Bread
Recipe type: Bread
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Serves: 1 loaf
By adding a few ingredients to the basic No Knead Pajama bread, you can have a yummy toasting bread that makes a great breakfast or teatime toast.
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ¼ teaspoon yeast
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together.
  2. Add the water and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon.
  3. Cover the bowl with cling film and let sit overnight or 12-18 hours to rise.
  4. In the morning, place a covered casserole dish in the oven and preheat oven to 475F.
  5. Let the covered dish heat up for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Once the dish is heated, prepare the dough for cooking by doing the following: dust the dough with flour, then mash down with a rubber spatula.
  7. Remove the dish from the oven, remove the lid and dump the dough in the dish.
  8. Replace the cover and return to oven.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes.
  10. After 30 minutes, remove the cover from the dish in the oven and reduce heat to 425F.
  11. Bake for a further 10-15 minutes to crisp up and brown the top.
  12. Remove from the oven and tip the bread out onto a cooking rack.
  13. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing.
  14. Slice thinly and toast until nicely crisped.
  15. Delicious served with cream cheese or peanut butter. Try it topped with Swiss cheese and broiled for a savory/sweet toasted cheese bread.


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