So, it’s bread day again. That full day of mixing, shaping, and waiting that you squeeze into an already-hectic week. But then you go to your cupboard and discover that you’re out of oil.
Before you lean your head against the cupboard in despair and frustration, try this simple recipe for einkorn bread with only 3 ingredients! Or even if you’re not out of anything, you can make a nice bread without honey or oil. As you might imagine, this bread will be a little different, but believe it or not, it is possible!
Go to the full 3-Ingredient Bread recipe or keep reading for a few tips.
Without honey or oil, this bread will be a little denser than other bread but it will still rise. Here are some things to keep in mind.
1. Try to catch your start right when it’s ready. This bread took us a couple attempts. One of the problems the first time was the start had gone a little far. So catch it right at this stage:
2. As with the other bread recipe, this bread works best if you add only half the flour at first and let it sit for a couple of hours. This is especially important for this recipe. There is no sugar in this recipe to feed the natural yeast, so it needs all the help it can get to rise properly.
3. Getting the exact amount of flour can be a little tricky. Forget everything you used to know about bread dough. Einkorn is really sticky especially in a recipe with no oil. So, it tends to clump in the middle and leave some dough sticking to the sides. That’s ok! Also, it will probably stick to your fingers even after you’ve added enough flour. Don’t over knead it. It’s hard enough to work with as it is. So, it’s ok if you want to hit something as you try to get it out of the bowl.
4. Let it rise in a bowl for as long as it needs. It should rise but probably not as much as normal bread.
With these tips in mind, you are ready to make this 3-ingredient pioneer bread! Enjoy!