The best No-Knead Bread Recipe. It requires no kneading. 4 Ingredients and you are all set to make the best No-Knead Bread for those delicious Soups, Sandwiches, Jams and Chutneys.
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There is something so satisfying about homemade bread. I love Artisan bread from a bakery, Costco, and Harmons. Whenever I am there, I always make sure to pick up artisan bread. However, when the Pandemic hit the country, like millions of other Americans, I started to look into baking bread at home. It has been over a year since I have been baking bread at home and I don’t plan on looking back anymore. I love the way my house smells when the bread is being baked and everyone seems more excited about eating homemade bread.
This No-Knead Bread recipe is so easy to whip up and the bread comes out perfect for those delicious sandwiches, soups and fancy toast you wished to make. The crispy crust and spongy core taste incredibly delicious.
Using Dry Active Yeast
You know how the sayings go, “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet”, “Good things come to those who wait”. That’s how this dough rising process is with dry active yeast lol. Leaving the dough to rise overnight with 1 tsp dry active yeast has better results over a quick no-knead bread with an entire 2 tablespoon package of dry active yeast.
So, yes, you can bake no-knead bread without waiting for 16-18 hours but the results are very different. The quick bread is denser and doughy and overnight raised dough is airier and light.
Tips for a Perfect No-Knead Bread
- Heating the Dutch oven in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes before placing the dough helps the cooking process to be faster and the bread crust comes out beautifully crispy.
- Lightly greasing the bottom of the Dutch oven with oil or butter helps with crispy and non-sticky bread. Also, I like to spray the top of the bread with oil for the last 15 to 20 minutes or uncovered baking. It creates a perfectly crispy and golden crust.
Ways to use No-Knead Bread
We love making Sandwiches, serve it warm with warm soups, slithering roasted garlic, chutneys, jams, butter, use it in cheesy fondue, or dip it in garlic-balsamic. So many ways to enjoy a good loaf of no-knead bread.
Try Bhindi Kadhi-Okra Curry with this delicious No-Knead Bread.
No-Knead Bread Recipe
- Dutch Oven
- 3 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon Dry Active Yeast
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil , optional
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
- 1 1/2 cups Lukewarm Water
- Combine all the ingredients in a large prep bowl with a wooden spoon. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap first then cover it with a kitchen towel.
- Allow the dough to rise by placing the bowl in a warm insulated place for 16 to 18 hours.
- Generously sprinkle flour on a clean surface and take the dough out on it. Incorporate a tablespoon of flour at a time until it forms a dough ball.
- Transfer the dough into a prep bowl with a sprinkle of flour at the bottom for a second rise. Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 450 F. Heat the 6 quarter Dutch Oven in the oven while the is dough rising.
- Carefully remove the hot Dutch oven from the oven and spray oil in it. Place the dough in the hot Dutch oven. If the dough is still too sticky to pick up, add more flour to create a ball.
- Cover the lid and bake it at 450 F for 35 minutes.
- Uncover the lid after 35 minutes. Spray oil on top of the dough. Bake it uncovered for an additional 15 to 20 minutes.
- Your No-Knead Bread is ready for those amazing Soups, Chutney, Jams and many more! Enjoy!
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I choose to cook with Whole Foods and Clean Ingredients as my Mother did. I am a firm believer in cooking meals with lots of vegetables, little meat, and generous spices.