No-Knead Bread and How to Make a Perfect Cheese Sandwich

No-Knead-Bread und wie man einen perfekten Cheese-Sandwich macht

I am baking bread! You wonder why that is so special? Well, that’s because my husband is the designated bread baker of this family and he does it well, so I don’t dare to. The below recipe, however, sounded simple enough and for that reason I decided to give it a try. I like that it is so easy to make. Mix ingredients, add a little flour, pour into loaf pan and bake, that’s about it. I do enjoy that it is so soft in the center, I didn’t expect that to be honest.

No-Knead-Bread und wie man einen perfekten Cheese-Sandwich machtOnce I had made this bread I thought why not make a cheese sanwich with it? It definitely was soft enough (which is important for a nice cheese sandwich). I have made my share of cheese sandwiches, so I decided to give you a few tips of what I’ve learned making so many cheese sandwiches. As always I would be happy to hear from you and hope you enjoy baking this beauty!

Tips for perfect cheese sandwiches

  • Look for bread with a very soft center. Typically brioche, toast bread, or this bread have a nice soft center
  • I made sandwiches with olive oil for a long time as you can heat oil to much higher temperatures. However, butter gives it (at least in my opinion) a much nicer flavor, so my secret now is to use a lid on the frying pan. Butter the pan and place a lid on top once you want the cheese to melt. Works like a charm.
  • Melt the butter of your buttered pan on medium-low and place your slices of bread inside. Once you toasted them on one side, flip and immediately put your cheese on one slice of bread and sandwhich the other on top, making sure that the toasted side faces the cheese as this will help melt the cheese faster. Place lid on top of the frying pan and lower the heat a little.
  • Flip sandwich at least once and wait for the cheese to melt. Be sure to always have the lid on top. Voila, your perfect cheese sandwich is ready!

No-Knead-Bread und wie man einen perfekten Cheese-Sandwich machtCredit: Dagmars Brotecke (in German)

No-Knead Bread and How to Make a Perfect Cheese Sandwich

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Serves: One loaf of bread
Prep Time: 14 hours Cooking Time: 35min Total Time: 15 hrs

This bread means mixing ingredients, forming into a loaf and then baking. Perfect for cheese sandwiches.

Ingredients

  • Bread
  • 300-420 grams of water
  • 200 grams of bread flour
  • 300 grams of emmer flour
  • 50 grams of sourdough starter
  • 1/4 teaspoon of active dry yeast
  • 10 grams of salz
  • Optional: 3-4 tablespoons of flexseed for the crust (I left it out)

  • Cheese Sandwich
  • Two slices of strong cheese such as cheddar
  • Two slices of bread per sandwhich
  • Butter

Instructions

1

For the bread mix all ingredients except for the flaxseed in a large bowl, start with only 300 grams of water. Cover, and let sit at room temperature for at least twelve hours. It should at least double in size.

2

Add a little bit of flour, it will still be very soft. Add as much flour so that you can form a very soft dough.

3

Oil a loaf pan and put dough inside. Cover and let sit in fridge overnight or for half an hour at room temperature. Optional: sprinkle with flexseed shortly before baking.

4

Heat oven to 250 degrees Celsius and place an ovenproof container filled with hot water on the bottom of your oven. Bake the bread at 240 degrees for about 15min, then take out the container with water and reduce temperature to 210 degrees and bake for about 20min more. If knocking on the bottom of the loaf it should sound hollow. Let cool.

5

For a cheese sandwich cut the cheese in slices, it should have the same size as one bread slice, cut accordingly if need be. Cut off two slices of bread.

6

Butter a frying pan and let butter melt on medium-low heat. Place both slices of bread in it and let one side toast. Flip slices and immediately place the cheese on one slice. Sandwich the other slice on top, making sure that the toasted side faces the cheese as it is hotter and also melts the cheese. Place a lid on the frying pan and lower the heat a little more. Toast on both sides until the cheese is nicely melted. Enjoy immediately.

No-Knead-Bread und wie man einen perfekten Cheese-Sandwich macht

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Kathrina
    Wednesday January 29th, 2020 at 10:35 AM

    Liebe Jenny,
    was für ein tolles Brot und dann noch die Idee mit dem Cheese-Sandwich. Super.
    Liebe Grüße,
    Kathrina

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Wednesday January 29th, 2020 at 11:03 AM

      Danke dir, liebe Kathrina!

  • Reply
    zorra vom kochtopf
    Wednesday January 29th, 2020 at 10:58 AM

    Boah, das Cheese-Sandwich lacht mich aber an. Damit könntest du eigentlich auch noch gleich bei meiner Aktion “kochtopf makes sandwiches great again” mitmachen. 😉

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Wednesday January 29th, 2020 at 11:03 AM

      Liebe Zorra, das freut mich und ich wusste gar nicht, dass man bei deiner Aktion mitmachen kann. Werd heute Abend auch noch verlinken, wer alles mitgemacht hat. Grüße, Jenny

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    Tina von Küchenmomente
    Wednesday January 29th, 2020 at 02:25 PM

    Liebe Jenny,
    offenbar hast du aber auch ein Händchen für´s Brotbacken, das hier ist dir ja großartig gelungen! Und danke für den Tipp mit dem Cheese-Sandwich, damit werde ich meinen Junior heute Abend überraschen, der liiiiebt sowas 🙂 …
    Herzliche Grüße
    Tina

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Wednesday January 29th, 2020 at 02:27 PM

      Danke, ich war am Ende auch überrascht. Heute Abend verlinke ich euch alle 😉

  • Reply
    Manuela
    Wednesday January 29th, 2020 at 07:19 PM

    Verdammt! Das mit dem Käse! Sieht wirklich ganz toll aus, dein Brot =)

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Wednesday January 29th, 2020 at 07:33 PM

      Es schmeckt auch mega 🙂

  • Reply
    Simone von zimtkringel
    Wednesday January 29th, 2020 at 09:16 PM

    Hi Jenny, witzig, bei uns wurde auch Cheese-Sandwich daraus. Die Konsistenz schrie ja förmlich danach! Sehr lecker schaut deins aus!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Wednesday January 29th, 2020 at 09:17 PM

      Uh, da muss ich gleich bei dir vorbei schauen!

  • Reply
    Dagmar
    Wednesday January 29th, 2020 at 11:49 PM

    Hi Jenny,
    dein Brot hat eine wunderbare Krume und die Idee mit dem Cheese-Sandwich…großartig…

    Lieben Gruß
    Dagmar

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Thursday January 30th, 2020 at 06:40 AM

      Das freut mich zu hören!

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