No-Knead Bread: Exact Version

No-knead Bread: Exact Version

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Heidi Hoerman

By
@heidicookssupper

This results in a moist white bread with a chewy crust.

I'm a "throw it in the bowl and see what happens cook" but I know that can lead to unexpected results. Although no-knead bread is incredible flexible and forgiving, I'm posting exact measurements and directions here for those who wish to start with specific instructions before they start to experiment.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
1 large loaf
Prep:
6 Hr
Cook:
1 Hr

Ingredients

How to Make No-Knead Bread: Exact Version

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, salt, yeast and 1 cup water. Stir until most lumps are gone.
    Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm place (e.g. an oven with the light on) for two hours to bubble and double in size. If you must rise in a cooler place, allow more time.
  2. Add the remaining 3 cups flour, 1 1/2 cups water, and olive oil. Stir until well mixed. Cover again and place back in the warm place for two hours or until it has at least doubled in size.
  3. Beat the dough down with a spoon. Line a large pan with parchment paper. (It will stick like concrete to anything else.) Flop the dough into it. Wet your hands to spread the dough out to the edges of the pan. Use scissors to cut 3 or 4 cross-wise slits into the dough.
  4. Leave uncovered. Put the dough back in the warm place and allow to rise back up, watching to make sure it doesn't escape the pan, 1 to 2 hours, until it is the size you want it to be when it's done.
  5. If you are using the oven as your warm place. Remove the bread from the oven before you preheat it. Preheat oven to 440 degrees F.
  6. Bake 20 minutes at 440 degrees F. Then turn the oven down to 350 degrees F and cook another 40 minutes.
  7. Remove from pan and remove parchment paper. The bottom of the bread should give a hollow thump when you hit it. If the thump seems a bit sodden, place the bare loaf back in the turned off oven and let sit there while the oven cools.
  8. Cool the loaf on a rack. Slice and serve as you would any good white bread.

Printable Recipe Card

About No-Knead Bread: Exact Version

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



Show 12 Comments & Reviews

10 Easy Baked Beans Recipes That’ll Become Your New Favorite

10 Easy Baked Beans Recipes That’ll Become Your New Favorite


A summer BBQ menu isn’t complete without a side of baked beans. They’re delicious with a juicy burger or a nicely grilled hot dog. It’s a classic side dish that can be prepared sweeter (think apples and brown sugar) or savory (hello bacon!). All these recipes start with canned beans which makes prep a breeze. […]

10 Ice Cream Sandwiches to Beat the Summer Heat

10 Ice Cream Sandwiches to Beat the Summer Heat


One of the summer staples is hearing the sound of the ice cream truck roaming the neighborhood and ice cream sandwiches are always on the menu. Vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate cookies they are a classic summer treat. These days, ice cream sandwiches have gotten a makeover and you don’t need the ice […]

Make the Most of Summer Tomatoes

Make the Most of Summer Tomatoes


Tomatoes are at their juiciest right now, so it’s the perfect time to use them in your weekly menu. Did you know there are more than 3,000 varieties of heirloom tomatoes and a total of 15,000 known varieties? If you want to know some of the types, we have a rundown here. From breakfast casseroles […]