Sunday, January 6, 2013

No Knead Bread

Have you tried No Knead Bread? I've been eyeing the No Knead Bread recipes for a year or more. Finally, for Christmas Day, I gave one a try. It's so easy, too easy really! You mix the flour, yeast and water and let it sit for 12 - 18 hours. Mine was on the counter for closer to 20 hours. When I first checked the dough, after about 10 hours, it didn't appear to have done anything. I used a pretty large bowl, so I think I just couldn't tell. Also, it was a little chilly in my kitchen so I think that may have had something to do with it as well.

This makes a delicious, crusty bread.  I can't wait to try making it and adding rosemary!!  Wonder if my rosemary is still good under the snow cover?  Have you tried No Knead bread?

No Knead Crusty Bread
Recipe Courtesy of Simply So Good
3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon yeast
1 1/2 cups water

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt and yeast.  Add water and mix until a shaggy mixture forms.  Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for 12 - 18 hours.  Overnight works great.  Heat oven to 450 degrees.  When the oven has reached 450 degrees place a cast iron pot with a lid in the oven and heat the pot for 30 minutes.  Meanwhile, pour dough onto a heavily floured surface and shape into a ball.  Cover with plastic wrap and let set while the pot is heating.  Remove hot pot from the oven and drop in the dough.  Cover and return to oven for 30 minutes.  After 30 minutes remove the lid and bake an additional 15 minutes.  Remove bread from oven and place on a cooling rack to cool.  
I am linking this to On the Menu Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday and Foodie Friday.


  1. Your loaf is pretty! I've been making the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes A Day for years, love it! You'll like the rosemary in it too-enjoy:@)

  2. I love homemade bread but I am so lazy...this looks right up my alley! I am pinning to try soon! Thanks for visiting the Painted Apron!

  3. I made this for the first time just a couple months ago as well. Love it. We made it twice in one week. Hope 2013 has been treating you well so far!

  4. I've made no-knead bread too, and I couldn't believe how good it was. Thanks for reminding me - I should make it again!

  5. I've made no-knead bread and it's awesome! Your loaf looks gorgeous.

  6. I have made no-knead bread, both the Jim Lahey recipes and the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes recipe. Love them both! I've kind of gotten out of the habit of making bread but would love to start again. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  7. That bread looks amazing!! I've tried the no-knead, using my bread machine for dough, and the Artisan bread in 5 minutes - pretty much it all works!!

  8. Your loaf looks perfect Julie! I would love to have it with some herbed butter spread on top!

  9. Hi Julie,
    There is nothing like a great loaf of bread baking in the oven on a cold winters day. This looks like a great bread! Thank you so much for celebrating TWO YEARS with FULL PLATE THURSDAY, I appreciate your visit!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

  10. Hi Julie, yes I've tried the no-knead breads and love them!! I have the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day cookbook.


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