All you knead is love.. and bread, too.
FINALLY. 1) It's Friday! And 2) time to share my favorite recipe with you guys! So happy it's the 3 day holiday weekend and I have this big loaf of Charcoal bread all to myself! I know you're probably a bit curious if you've never had a bit of black charcoal bread, but it totally tastes like your average loaf of bread (similar to my super simple no knead bread last week). The only difference here is the added activated charcoal powder to give it that DEEEEEEP black color. S'cool, right?!
So let me brief you on this wonderful thing called Charcoal powder. If you're anything like me and the thought of ground charcoal in your food sounded a bit unappetizing, don't worry! I'm here to tell you it's actually super good for you! Activated Charcoal powder has a ton of health benefits- from cleansing your digestive system, to clearing your skin. It also detoxifies your body! All in all, SO good for you (I literally add it now to everything).
As I've mentioned in my Coconut Banana Bread post, I first had Charcoal sourdough toast at the greatest little place in London- 'Daisy Green'. And if you've follow my Instagram account, you woulda seen it for yourself, smothered in avocado, a poached egg, and some yummy chili pesto. Since it was a totally popular menu item, I thought it must be 1) for sure edible, right? and 2) delicious! And I was right about both (whatta relief).
So here I have for you my recipe for Charcoal Bread, perfect for any sandwich, soup, or on it's own when you wanna get a little greedy. I prefer mine topped with fresh peanut butter, figs, and honey.
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|Vegetarian • Vegan|
I N G R E D I E N T S:
- 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups of bread flour
- 2 Tbs of Activated Charcoal powder
- 1/2 tsp of active dry yeast
- 2 Tsp of Salt
- 1 1/2 cups of warm water
COMBINE: Begin by adding your flours, yeast, and salt together in a large mixing bowl. Now, add in your charcoal powder but be careful cause it's kind of dusty so you don't want it to get all over the room! Whisk well so evenly combined, and slowly add in your warm water. With a wooden spoon, gently fold all together so the dough begins to form. It's totally okay if it's lumpy- it will smooth out when it rises! Cover with plastic wrap or a towel, and put it in a warm spot in your little apartment for anywhere from 5-24 hours. (Note: I let mine sit for 24 hours out, and another time for 5 and then popped in the fridge until I was ready to bake it the next night. Either way works!).
DOUGH!: After it's been sitting and you're ready to cook, pour your dough onto a super floured surface but note it will be VERY sticky. You can add some flour to it when it's on the surface so it will be easier to manage while you lightly knead it for just a minute or two. Once kneaded, place it into a greased bread pan and cover again for another 30 minutes to an hour, just so it rises a little bit more.
COOK!: Preheat your oven to 450° fahrenheit right before your bread is about done rising. Lightly dust your loaf with some flour and score down the center with a knife. Once your oven it done preheating, pop it in the oven! Let it bake for 30-40 minutes uncovered. Let it cool completely before cutting in, and enjoy!