Easy No Knead Bread With a Crunchy Crust

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Introduction: Easy No Knead Bread With a Crunchy Crust

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In this instructable I will show you how you can make an easy no knead bread. This no knead bread recipe is the answer for everyone who loves fresh baked bread, with lots of air pockets and a crunchy crust.

This bread requires a limited number of ingredients. You probably have the ingredients in your cupboard as we speak. You only need flour, gist, salt, warm water and sesame seeds.

You start by combining the flour, yeast and salt in a large bowl. Make sure the ingredients are well combined before you add the warm water. The water need to be really warm water to properly activate the yeast. Now put you hand in and swirl the flour mix and water. As soon as it comes together and the flour is absorbed by the water you are done. Cover the bowl with some cling film. I cover the bowl with a tea towel as well and then set it aside for the next 20 to 24 hours. Leave it and forget about.

The next day pre-heat your Dutch oven in a 550℉/250℃ oven. Put the Dutch oven in the oven as you heat the oven. Then take the dough out of the bowl on a lightly floured surface. Fold the dough top to bottom and left to right into a ball. Put it on some sesame seeds of flax seeds where the fold is.

Take the Dutch oven out of the oven and put the dough in fold side up. Put the lid on and back into the oven for 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes, take the lid of and bake for another 15 minutes so you get a nice golden crust. Let it cool and ready is your bread

Step 1: Watch One Minute Instruction Video

Want to see how you can make the no knead bread? Then watch the 1-minute instruction video.

Step 2: What You Need to Make This Recipe

  • 3 cups of all-purpose or bread flour
  • ¼ teaspoon yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoon of sesame seeds

Step 3: Instructions

  1. Combining the flour, yeast and salt in a large bowl. Add warm water to activate the yeast.
  2. Now put you hand in and swirl the flour mix and water. As soon as it comes together and the flour is absorbed by the water you are done.
  3. Cover the bowl with some cling film. Let it rise in a warm place for the next 20 to 24 hours.
  4. Pre-heat your Dutch oven in a 550℉/250℃ oven.
  5. Take the dough out of the bowl on a lightly floured surface. Fold the dough top to bottom and left to right into a ball. Put it on some sesame seeds of flax seeds where the fold is.
  6. Take the Dutch oven out of the oven and put the dough in the pan, fold side up. You can use parchment paper (as shown in the video) to make it easier to get the bread into the pan and to make it easier to get the bread out of the pan later.
  7. Put the lid on and back into the oven for 30 minutes.
  8. Take the lid of and bake for another 15 minutes so you get a nice golden crust.
  9. Let it cool and ready is your bread.

Step 4: Notes

You can store the bread in a plastic air tight bag and keep it fresh for a day or two. Slice the bread and store it in the freezer where you can keep it fresh for a least a month. When the bread has gone stale sprinkle with water and put it in the oven or toast it in the toaster or skillet.

Instead of all-purpose flour you can also use whole wheat flour. This will make the bread a little more tough than when you make it with all-purpose or bread flour and it will not be as fluffy and have less air pockets.

I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you tried out this recipe or have some suggestions then let me know via the comments.

More information and a printable recipe can be found on The Tortilla Channel.

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What kind of yeast do you use? Any specifics would be helpful.

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It looks like you used parchment paper in the photo, did you use parchment?

Thank you for the recipe.

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Yes, that's right, I use parchment paper to make it easier to put the dough in the pan and to get the bread out of the pan. It is shown in the video, but it was not mentioned in the instructions, so I added that now. Thank you for noticing

hi I used grease proof paper and it stuck to the bread I'll use Teflon sheet next time. Regards Harry

Thank you for your feedback. I have good experience with using parchment paper, but maybe Teflon sheet will work better.

Hi I made this bread today, I must say I was sceptical as I've been making different breads the traditional way for more years than I can remember. We were ,my wife and I were very pleasantly surprised it was gorgeous, light springy , beautiful to have with police's sundries tomatoes ,thank you

kind regards Harry

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Thank you for sharing your experience. Very nice to hear.

Make sure the bottom of the bread is 200 F and try leaving the dough in the fridge for 3 day. Crumb is much better

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Yum, this is one of my favorite types of bread! Great job on the instructable and GOOD pictures!!

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What if u do t have a Dutch oven? Is there an alternative?

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I also have used an Enamel Casserole Pot for this, one that is fully of steal and coated, so without plastic.

My mom used to make a similar recipe, great pictures!

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