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No-Knead Bread

The smell of freshly baked bread through the house.  Doesn’t that make you feel warm and fuzzy all over? Yeah me too! I just dislike all the kneading and rising…. I found this no-knead recipe in a Mother Earth News magazine years ago and was hooked after the first time I made it.  It’s basically set it and forget it, for like 14-20 hours.  It’s a very simple recipe, keeps well up to a week in a ziplock bag, and is delicious toasted.  This is not your sliced Wonderbread. It is chewy on the outside and soft on the inside, in other words a slice will keep you going.  The bread is cooked in a dutch oven (cast iron pot) and that is what gives it the wonderful texture.

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No-Knead Bread

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Serves: 4-8 Cooking Time: 30 minutes(+overnight to rise)

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose or bread flour
  • 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water

Instructions

1

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix gently until well incorporated (mixture will be soft)

2

Cover bowl with plastic wrap and a large towel and let sit in a warm spot for 14-20 hours. I usually start the bread at night and finish it next day.

3

Let dough out of bowl on lightly floured surface and fold onto itself a few times

4

Place dough on a floured tea towel and fold.

5

Place back into bowl and let rise in a warm spot for 2 hours.

6

30 minutes before time is up, place dutch oven (cast iron pot) in oven that's been preheated at 450F.

7

Remove pot from oven, lightly sprinkle bottom of pot with flour and drop dough inside.

8

Place lid back on pot and bake in oven for 30 minutes.

9

If you like a crispier crust, you can remove the lid after 30 minutes and further bake for another 10-15 minutes.

10

Enjoy!

Notes

*I use a 5.5QT pot, the smaller the pot the more height you will have to your bread and vice versa.


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16 Comments

  • Reply
    annika
    January 15, 2018 at 3:23 am

    I made this bread today. I used 100% white whole wheat flour and it turned out perfectly. I love, love, love this recipe. Are you on Instagram? I will post a photo and would love to tag you.

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      WhollyCupcake
      January 15, 2018 at 3:44 am

      I’m so happy to hear that!!! Yes I’m on instagram @ms.ralu

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        annika
        January 15, 2018 at 4:04 am

        Thank you … will try to post this week.

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          WhollyCupcake
          January 15, 2018 at 4:43 am

          🙂

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    chefkreso
    December 31, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Have to make this loaf of bread, looks great!

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      WhollyCupcake
      December 31, 2017 at 10:37 pm

      Thank you!

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    cookingwithauntjuju.com
    December 31, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    I’ve made lots of different kinds of bread but never tried the “no knead”. I’m sure it’s good just like all homemade bread 🙂

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      WhollyCupcake
      December 31, 2017 at 10:37 pm

      Yes and very easy

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    chef mimi
    December 30, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Well it doesn’t get much easier than that, does it?!! Have you tried using some WW flour?

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      WhollyCupcake
      January 2, 2018 at 9:30 pm

      I haven’t, I’m sure it would be great, maybe a bit denser?

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    Tasty Eats Ronit Penso
    December 30, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Nothing like a fresh baked bread. This looks so very tasty. 🙂

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      WhollyCupcake
      December 30, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      I agree, love fresh baked bread

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    Cathryn
    December 30, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    I can almost smell the bread now.

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      WhollyCupcake
      December 30, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      😁

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    koolaidmoms
    December 30, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Yum! My daughter would rather have a loaf of warm bread on her birthday than a cake!

    • Reply
      WhollyCupcake
      December 30, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      Haha smart girl!

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