Recipe Review

Martha Stewart Shared Her Recipe for No-Knead Seeded Overnight Bread, and It’s the Seasonal Treat We All Need

published Nov 5, 2021
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We often wish we were as talented as Martha Stewart while puttering around in the kitchen preparing for various holiday dinners. But thanks to her latest recipe tutorial on YouTube, we don’t have to wish we had Martha’s prowess — we can actually have it by making this recipe for her gorgeous Seeded Overnight Bread right at home.

If you’ve ever attempted to make your own bread, you know that often, the most difficult part is the laborious kneading process. With this overnight bread, however, no kneading is involved, and the inclusion of pumpkin, flax, poppy, and sesame seeds, make it perfect for the season. What a way to make oat and wheat bread feel festive!

This bread involves just 15 minutes of prep, and starts by mixing whole wheat flour, bread flour, and rolled oats in a bowl along with flax, poppy, sesame seeds, and — here’s the fun seasonal part — shelled pumpkin seeds. Martha then adds a bit of coarse kosher salt and sugar into dissolved water, and places all that into the dry ingredients.

After mixing that dough, she bastes it with some olive oil and covers it with plastic wrap before letting it rest overnight. Then, you just pretend you are making a casserole — break out that Dutch oven, put your dough in the pot, sprinkle with some flour and an egg white, and then sprinkle it with that same seed mix again. You’ll then be left with seeds inside and also on top, making each bite extra-flavorful.

Lastly, Martha scores the dough, but according to the entertaining queen, this is done not just to make your bread look pretty, but to control how it expands. You’ll then let it rise in a warm spot for about an hour, and put it in the oven at 450 degrees until browned. Lastly, you’ll remove the lid and bake for 15 minutes more. The only thing that will be left is to slice it, let it cool, and dig in!

Martha enjoys hers with some butter and homemade California apricot jam, but the possibilities for this bread are endless. And at the very least, it’ll be a beautiful addition for Thanksgiving dinner!

Watch the full video below and check out the recipe here.