Easy Artisan No-Knead Bread

20 Nov

This bread is perfect.  Ridiculously easy, simple ingredients and tastes amazing.  I couldn’t even believe that I had made this, that’s how good it was!


Recipe from The New York Times


3 cups bread flour
1/4 tsp yeast
1  1/2 tsp salt
1  2/3 cups lukewarm water

Mix together the flour, yeast, and salt in a very large bowl.

Stir in the water until you get a wet, cohesive dough.

Cover with greased plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 12-18 hours (I let mine sit for 13 hours).

After it has risen (it should have grown in size and be bubbly), turn out on a floured board and flop around into a ball.

Let sit, covered, for one more hour.

* I am wondering if I could just let it sit the 14 hours and skip this step??*

While you’re waiting, preheat the oven with a dutch oven inside of it at 450 degrees.  You want to keep the dutch oven in the oven for at least 45 minutes to make sure it is very hot!

When ready, take out the dutch oven, sprinkle the bottom with some flour, then plop your dough ball into the dutch oven.  So easy!!

Put the cover back on the ditch oven and place in the oven.  Let bake for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes, remove the dutch oven, take off the lid of the pot, increase the oven to 500 degrees, and put the dutch oven (without the lid) back in the oven.

Let bake another 20 minutes.

Remove, die of happiness from the smell, and practice patience while the bread cools enough to eat it.

We ate half the loaf for lunch (yeah….) with some extra virgin olive oil, balsalmic vinegar, salt and oregano.

This would also be great for sandwiches though!

3 Responses to “Easy Artisan No-Knead Bread”

  1. Savory Simple November 20, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

    What a beautiful looking hearty bread!

  2. frugalfeeding November 20, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    Looks exquisite! There are some great no knead recipes flitting around wordpress at the moment! We’ve all gotten a little lazy 😛

  3. Just A Smidgen November 21, 2011 at 12:01 am #

    I think this is similar to a bread recipe my girlfriend brought to orchestra… if it is I can attest to the fact that this is sooo delicious!!! Your loaf looks beautiful!

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