Side Dishes

No Knead Bread


Posted: March 19

Time: 13 hours 40 minutes

Yield: 10 servings

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With more time spent at home, it seems like everyone is making homemade bread! No Knead Bread produces absolutely delicious, crusty bread without tiring handwork. It only takes 10 minutes to prep and the rest of the time is spent resting or in the oven, so you can kick back while this bread basically makes itself! No Knead Bread can be used as a sandwich foundation or alongside soups, but the flavor is best appreciated with a pat of butter.


Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose flour, preferably unbleached, scooped and leveled, plus more for flouring a work surface
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast, instant yeast, or rapid rise yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water, about 110 degrees

Directions

Step 1

Using a large bowl, add together the flour, salt, and yeast using a whisk.

Step 2

Pour in the warm water and mix with a wooden spoon until a shaggy ball forms.

Step 3

Cover the bowl with some plastic wrap and then allow it to rise for 12-18 hours at room temperature

Step 4

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Step 5

When the oven is ready, put a cast iron pan or Dutch oven, covered, into the preheated oven, and heat the pot for 30 minutes.

Step 6

At the same time, turn the dough out on a floured surface, and shape the dough into a ball.

Step 7

Cover the shaped dough with an extra-large bowl and let it rest while the pot is heating, about 30 minutes.

Step 8

Move the hot pot out from the oven and carefully drop the dough into the hot pot.

Step 9

Directly cover with the lid and return the pot to the oven.

Step 10

Bake for about 30 minutes

Step 11

Remove the lid off the pot and bake until the crust becomes golden brown, about 12-15 minutes.

Step 12

Take the bread out of the oven and let it cool on a rack before slicing. Ideally, you should let it come to room temperature for the best crumb.

Step 13

Serve.


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