Easy No-Knead Bread Free Recipe by Kristin Omdahl

Easy No-Knead Bread Free Recipe by Kristin Omdahl

This is an incredibly easy recipe to make delicious bread at home with only 4 ingredients. The rest time is long, but the effort is so minimal! Once you mix the ingredients together, there is no more labor. You do not need to knead this dough at all.

The amount of salt is listed with 2 amounts because of how you may intend to eat the finished bread. With 2 tsp salt, the bread is salty. If you prefer a less salty taste, use 1 tsp of salt. Or if you intend to use salty ingredients on the bread. Sweet ingredients on the saltier bread are delicious.

This bread can also be modified with other ingredients. You could add fresh or dried herbs, olives, cheese, onions, garlic or so many other kinds of spice and flavors.

I would add 1 tsp dried herbs in any combination or 1 TBSP fresh herbs, and or 1/4 cup cheese or other food items like chopped olives or fruit. You would add these just before forming the risen dough into loaves.

Ingredients for Easy No-Knead Bread Free Recipe:

  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups room temperature water

  • 2 tsp dry active yeast

  • 1 – 2 tsp himalayan pink salt

Directions for Easy No-Knead Bread Free Recipe:

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until well combined. You want the dough to be sticky and wet. I like to start with 1 1/2 cups water and add little bits of the extra water until the wet dough consistency is reached.

  2. Cover bowl with 2 tea towels and leave on counter for minimum of 3 hours or up to 12 hours. You want the dough to be doubled in size.
    Note: One tea towel didn’t weight down enough and I found the surface of the dough to dry out. Adding a second tea towel keeps the dough surface moist but still allows air flow to make the yeast grow.

  3. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Place a second pan in oven on lower rack than you intend to cook the bread. Heat up a kettle of water.

  4. Use extra flour on counter to help you form wet dough into one large or two small loaves and place on silicone lined cookie sheet.

  5. Optional: Score top of dough with sharp, serrated knife for decoration.

  6. Once oven is pre-heated, fill the lower heated pan with a full kettle of water. And, place the bread loaf (loaves) on the cookie sheet on the upper rack in the oven.

    Note: The steam created from the pan on the lower rack helps the crust of the bread to get nice and crispy.

  7. Bake for 20 minutes for two small loaves or 25 minutes for one large loaf.

  8. Let cool completely before slicing. This is the hardest part!


xoxo, Kristin

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