If there’s one bread that inspired me to learn how to bake, it’s this one. Why? Because it is a no knead, hence, no mixer needed kind of bread. And funny how I’ve only come round to baking it now after more than 6 months of baking more complicated knead intensive breads.
But I’ve come to realize that the timing is just perfect. Yes, the seasons have finally changed. We now said goodbye and good riddance (for now…until next year!) to the awful Texas summer. I welcome the cold air with open windows, jammies at night, fleece blankets, warm snuggles and the constant hunger pangs. How constant? Instead of eating every 4-5 hours, I get really hungry after 2-3 hours. The first time I experienced it, I thought there was something wrong with me. But eventually I learned that the hunger pangs are more frequent because the body burns more energy to keep it warm. For those who experience real winters, you do know that the struggle is real. Hahaha!
This is the bread to have in the cold months as it is dense with fruit, nuts and seeds, making it a hearty snack to satiate those crazy cold weather hunger pangs. It is so easy to make and stores well in the freezer.