This easy no knead bread recipe is a tasty homemade 4 ingredient bread you and your family will love! The simple recipe is perfect for first time or experienced bread makers.
Who doesn’t love homemade bread? Especially rustic artisan bread! Some bread recipes are complicated and difficult top make, but this no knead bread recipe is both easy and delicious! It turns out a wonderful rustic bread with a firmer crunchy outside, but is delightfully soft on the inside!
If you don’t know how to make homemade bread, try this easy recipe! And if you already know how to make bread, this recipe is a basic no-nonsense recipe that won’t take all of your time so you can move on to other things!
Easy No Knead Bread Recipe – Homemade 4 Ingredient Bread
This no-knead bread recipe makes an easy homemade rustic artisan bread. With just 4 ingredients,
2 cups warm water (110°)
1 Tbsp. salt
1 Tbsp. or 1 pkg. yeast
4 cups all purpose flour
Mix salt, yeast and water. Stir until dissolved. Add flour. Mix until well blended. Cover in a bowl with plastic wrap, leaving a small hole in the plastic wrap. Let rise 2 hours.
Sprinkle a small amount of flour on top and punch down. Divide dough in half to make two balls, using just enough flour so you can make each into a ball. It will be sticky. Fold the edges under to form a smooth top. Let rise on parchment paper on a cookie sheet for 40-50 minutes until doubled.
Optional: Put melted butter on top with some sesame seeds. Score the top of the bread with a knife. Place an oven-safe pan with 1 cup of water in oven. (The steam this creates will give the bread a chewy, crispy crust.)
Preheat oven to 450° and bake 30 minutes.
No Knead Bread In A Dutch Oven
If you like, you can make this easy no knead bread in a Dutch oven with a few easy modifications. Instead of rising the dough as in the main recipe, simply follow these instructions:
To rise, place dough in a parchment paper lined bowl (not wax paper) and cover with a towel. Let stand on countertop for about 35 minutes.
Place Dutch oven with lid into a cold oven and preheat to 450°. When oven reaches 450°, carefully lift the parchment paper and dough and place gently into the hot pot. (Parchment paper goes in the pot too.) Cover and bake 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove lid and parchment paper. Return, uncovered, to oven and bake 10-15 more minutes. Let it cool at least 15 minutes before slicing.
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