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Can I Make "No-Knead Artisan Bread"?

Updated: Aug 24, 2020

I wanted to make bruschetta, so I needed some bread! This recipe on Pinterest from olgainthekitchen.com looked good and easy!

Check out the Bruschetta with Hot Cherry Tomatoes post (add link).

I'm really into these no-knead breads because it takes no active work, maybe 5 minutes of actually doing something...AND THEN FRESH BREAD! Yum! :) I just mix some stuff before I go to bed, it rises while I'm sleeping and then bake it in the morning.



No-Knead breads are typically made in Dutch ovens (ceramic dish with ceramic cover) . If you don't have one, you can hack one together using two metal mixing bowls; I did this when I made cinnamon Raisin No-Knead bread from tastylittledumpling.com (check out the link). There is also a cheesy bread post here!

No-Knead Cinnamon Raisin Bread / Dutch Oven


No-Knead Cheesebread


Attempt #1:

I made a half-batch. I always make a half-batch or 1/3 batch of most things, but especially baked bread because I'm typically cooking for myself. Half-batch lasts me a couple days. If I want more bread, I just bake more. That way, it's FRESH! Otherwise, it could go stale.

What I used:

- 1 1/2 cup of flour

- 1/2 teaspoon of fine salt

- 1/4 teaspoon instant dry yeast

- 3/4 cup warm water (100-110 degrees)

I actually do have a thermometer, but I never measure the temp of water. Haha! :) I've found that microwaving cold water from the tap for 15-17 seconds works.

I mixed the dough together. No Kneading, remember?! :) I did do the additional step of turning on the stove burner for ~20 seconds on low to activate the yeast as I wrote about before.


Then I went to sleep.

When I woke up, I preheat the oven to 425 degrees and I put the Dutch Oven in there. putting the Dutch Oven and warming it up makes the outside of the bread crusty. :)

Tip: Then, something I started doing is, take a piece of parchment paper and then put your dough on there and then put that all together -- with oven-safe gloves or oven mitts on -- in the HOT Dutch oven with gloves on.

With oven-safe gloves on, you have to take the Dutch Oven out and take off the lid and then put your bread dough in there and then put it back in the oven to bake covered. I find using parchment paper makes it less likely that I'll burn myself and then also it doesn't get the Dutch oven dirty.

This parchment paper is sprayed with cooking spray, but I found it doesn't matter.

Bake covered for 20-25 min and then uncovered for 10 min. Note: If you make a smaller batch it will bake faster.

RESULT: Success!

We are good at this! Yummy fresh baked bread! Her website, olgainthekitchen.com, has some good tips and photos.

Check out the Bruschetta with Hot Cherry Tomatoes post (add link).

Give it a try! We are good at this!

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