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Easy Artisan Bread | No Knead Recipe

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This Easy Artisan Bread is a no knead recipe that creates a delicious crusty bread with a soft center, that comes out perfect every time.


This No Knead Artisan Bread Recipe was one of the very first no fail bread recipes I tried when I began baking my own bread. I have since made it my own variation but the same holds true for this recipe. It uses the basic idea of using a quick active starter yeast in place of a sourdough starter. This way, you can skip the all important aspect of kneading dough and have a delicious loaf of homemade bread on your table with little effort.

If you are new to bread baking it can be overwhelming to see all the techniques available out there. This is a great one to start with that will have you wanting to up your skills. When you want to take your bread baking to the next level be sure to check out my simple tutorial for making a Sourdough Starter right at home. You can also find my recipe for a Sourdough Loaf that is a perfect one to try using a sourdough starter.

However, even if you are an experience bread baker, let’s face it. Having a go to recipe like this one to through together is great to have in your back pocket. Especially when you didn’t plan ahead.

What You’ll Need To Make This Easy Artisan Bread Recipe

3/4 tsp (3g) instant yeast

3 cups (419g) all purpose flour

1 ½ tsp (9g) salt

1 ½ cups (360g) room temp water

Parchment paper

(A dutch oven or a pot with a lid that can handle a high temp)

Directions

In a bowl, combine all the ingredients either mixing with your hand or a large spoon. Once the dough forms it will appear somewhat stringy and that’s ok. Leave inside the bowl and top with a damped kitchen towel and place in a warm spot of your kitchen. 

artisan bread dough
bowl with tea towel over artisan bread loaf

Let it sit overnight or for a minimum of 8 hours.

When the dough is ready. Turn your oven on 450℉/232℃ and place the dutch oven inside for about 30 minutes with the lid on. You are creating an oven inside an oven with this step which will give the loaf that bakery quality.

Please Note: Make sure you use oven mitts or proper oven cloths as this will be very hot when removing.

While your dutch oven is heating, sprinkle a surface with a little flour and shape the dough into a circular style loaf. Remember this is going into a dutch oven so it will be a round loaf.

Place the loaf onto a piece of parchment paper and top with the kitchen towel allowing it to do its final rise. 

Once the dutch oven has been heated remove it from the oven. Grabbing the sides of the parchment paper lift the loaf and place both the parchment paper and loaf directly inside the dutch oven. (This will help when removing the loaf.)

Place the lid back on top and place it inside the oven to bake for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, open the oven and remove the lid. Bake for an additional 15 minutes with the lid off. Let the loaf cool before slicing. 

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a loaf of easy artisan bread

Easy Artisan Bread | No Knead Recipe

Yield: Varies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 50 minutes

a simple no knead bread recipe that creates a crusty but soft loaf

Ingredients

  • 3/4 tsp (3g) active instant yeast
  • 3 cups (419g) all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ (9g)tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups (360g) room temp water

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients either mixing with your hand or a large spoon.
  2. Once the dough forms it will appear somewhat stringy and that’s ok. Leave inside the bowl and top with a tea towel and place in a warm spot of your kitchen.
  3. Let it sit overnight or for atleast 8 hours. 
  4. When the dough is ready. Turn your oven on 450℉/ 232 ℃ and place the dutch oven inside for about 30 minutes with the lid.
  5. You are creating an oven inside an oven with this step which will give the loaf that bakery quality. Please Note: Make sure you use oven mitts or proper oven cloths as this will be very hot when removing.
  6. While your dutch oven is heating, sprinkle a surface with a little flour and shape the dough into a circular style loaf.
  7. Place the loaf onto a piece of parchment paper and top with the kitchen towel allowing it to do its final rise. 
  8. Once the dutch oven has been heated remove it from the oven.
  9. Grabbing the sides of the parchment paper lift the loaf and place both the parchment paper and loaf directly inside the dutch oven. (This will help when removing the loaf.) Place the lid back on top and place it inside the oven to bake for 30 minutes.
  10. After 30 minutes, open the oven and remove the lid.
  11. Bake for an additional 15 minutes with the lid off. Let the loaf cool before slicing. 

Notes

Tools You May Need:

Dutch Oven

Parchment Paper

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 351mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g

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