No-Knead Gingerbread Bread
Perfectly spiced gingerbread loaf that's so easy to make, and requires NO kneading!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Add all dry ingredients and grated ginger to a large mixing bowl. Mix to combine.
In a separate small bowl, combine lukewarm water and molasses. Whisk until completely combined.
Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and add the water/molasses mixture. Stir until you don't see any white flour patches. If you need to add more water, add 1 Tbsp at a time. (No more than 2 Tbsp.)
Cover with plastic wrap and store in a warm, dry place. I put mine in the oven with the door shut.
Let the dough rise for 12 hours, when it's covered in air bubbles it's ready. Using your hands, fold the dough over onto itself a few times. Cover again, set aside.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Put your dutch oven with the lid on, into the oven to heat up for 30 minutes.
Carefully, remove the dutch oven from the oven. Remove the lid, and spray the inside with olive oil.
Using a spatula, scrape the dough into the hot pot. No matter what it looks like going in, it will be perfect once it bakes so don't worry! Replace the lid and put into the oven.
Bake for 40 minutes, covered. Remove the lid and cook for 5-10 minutes longer. You want a dark brown crust but if the tips start getting black, it's done.
Take out of the oven and let cook for 5 minutes.
Put bread loaf on a cooling rack, and let cool for 1 hour.