No Hassle Yeast Bread Making


Posted: August 30

Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

Yield: 10 servings

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Bread-making has become all the rage lately, and it looks like the trend is here to stay. But baking bread can be intimidating for first time bakers. Don’t worry, the No Hassle Yeast Bread is here to help. This loaf is designed to be easy-to-make while retaining the delicious crumb and golden brown crust you want from a homemade bread. No Hassle Yeast Bread requires no mixers, no kneading, and no experience. Make sure you have plenty of butter to serve with it!


Ingredients

• 3 cups plus 1 1/2 tablespoon flour, bread or plain/all purpose divided • 2 teaspoons instant or rapid rise yeast • 2 teaspoons cooking or kosher salt, not table salt • 1 1/2 cups tap water, very warm but not boiling

Directions

Step 1

Mix the 3 cups of the flour, the yeast, and the salt in a large bowl.

Step 2

Add the water and mix until all the flour is incorporated. The dough should be wet and not kneadable but also not runny.

Step 3

Cover the bowl with cling wrap or a plate.

Step 4

Place the bowl in a warm place and allow the dough to rise until about doubled in size, about 2-3 hours.

Step 5

You can, optionally, place the bowl in the fridge and allow the dough’s flavors to develop for up to 3 days. If you decide to do this, make sure you take the bread out and allow it to sit at room temperature for 45-60 minutes prior to baking.

Step 6

Place a large Dutch oven with the cover on in the oven.

Step 7

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Step 8

Sprinkle a work surface with 1 tablespoon of the flour.

Step 9

Scrape the dough out onto the floured work surface.

Step 10

Sprinkle the remaining flour on top of the dough.

Step 11

Fold the sides of the dough inward to make a round shape that you can move. The seam side should be on top.

Step 12

Flip the dough onto a sheet of parchment paper, so the seam side is now down and the smooth side is up.

Step 13

Place the dough in the center of the paper and form it into a round shape. Don’t worry if it isn’t perfect.

Step 14

Carefully remove the hot Dutch oven from the oven.

Step 15

Use the parchment paper to place the dough into the hot Dutch oven.

Step 16

Place the lid on top.

Step 17

Bake for 30 minutes.

Step 18

Remove the lid and bake until golden-brown and crispy, about 12-15 minutes.

Step 19

Transfer the Dutch oven from the oven, remove the bread, and let the bread cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

Step 20

Slice and serve.


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