Having homemade bread in the morning has never been this simple! This easy no knead, overnight bread is quick to prepare the night before - and then cooks quickly in the morning. Based on a Turkish Kurdish bread recipe it's baked in a pan and topped with flax seeds and sea salt - or whatever topping you prefer. This is a bread you will be making every weekend! (I know I am.)
Combine flour, yeast, salt and sugar in a bowl and mix.
Add in ⅔ of the milk and mix again. Then add in more milk as needed to reach a good consistency of the dough. It should be a bit wet to the touch, but should release from the sides when pulled.
When satisfied with the consistency of the dough, cover with clingy plastic film and place in the fridge overnight or for at least 12 hours.
20 minutes before breakfast
Preheat your oven to 225C/440F.
Bring out the dough from the fridge and remove the plastic film.
Bring out an oven pan that's about 20x25 cm or 8x10'', or slightly smaller. Pour in the olive oil and use a paper towel to grease the entire inside of the pan evenly.
Place your dough in the pan and push it out into the pan as evenly as possible.
Brush the dough with the egg, and then top with whole flax seeds and sea salt flakes that you crush slightly with your fingers.
Place in the oven and bake for 14 minutes or until golden brown.
Expert tips summarized
Use a scale to measure out your flour, if you have one
You can switch part of the milk for water if you don't have enough milk
Always use whole flax seeds, not crushed
Mix the dry ingredients together first
Add part of the milk first to make sure your dough doesn't end up too wet or dry
Add more or less milk if you need to in order to get the right consistency of the dough
Cover with plastic film to keep the dough from drying out
Try another topping for example sesame seeds - raw or roasted and crushed
Can I make the dough the same day instead?
Yes, just leave to rise in room temperature for 1-2 hours and then push it out into a pan.
Oops! I added too much milk and now my dough is too wet! What can I do now?
Just add a bit more flour, and mix. Then keep adding it until you get the right consistency. As long as you are not adding a cup or more of extra flour the yeast will still be enough and the cook time about the same.
Help! My dough didn't rise! What do I do?
Bring the dough out to room temperature and leave there (covered) for about an hour. After this, it should have risen just fine.