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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 Artisan Bread recipe was one of the very first no fail bread recipes I tried when I began baking my own bread. It seems so overwhelming to think you can create a delicious loaf by hand with all the recipes out there.

There is truly nothing more satisfying as a homemaker then pulling out a freshly baked artisan bread from your oven. I even love seeing a pretty tea towel over a bowl on my counter.

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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