No-Knead Bread Dutch Oven Recipe: Our Tips and Tricks

No-Knead Bread Dutch Oven Recipe
No-Knead Bread Dutch Oven Recipe

Maybe you’re new to baking or you just want to break from all the kneading when you make your next loaf of homemade bread. Whatever your reasons, it is possible to make bread without having to knead or do all the extra work that comes along with it.

We have the easiest no-knead bread Dutch oven recipe for anyone who wants to enjoy a fresh loaf of homemade bread without all the extra hassle.

You’ll love the texture, yummy fluffy taste, crispy crust, and the strong aroma of this fresh bread once you pull it out of the oven.

In addition to our best no-knead bread recipe, we’re also going to share our secret tips and tricks so you get the best results when baking this no-knead bread.

Tips and Tricks of Making No-Knead Bread Dutch Oven Recipe

These tips will help you bake the perfect homemade no-knead loaf of bread.

  • When making no-knead bread, always use dry active yeast. Active yeast has to be dissolved in water before it’s activated while instant dry yeast can be mixed into dry ingredients to be activated. Using the active dry yeast gives you time to work with the dough before it starts rising.
  • Make sure your yeast isn’t expired. Yeast is a living organism that can die if not used within a certain time frame.
  • You want your bread dough to be sticky. If it’s too dry and has too much flour, it will come out dense and heavy.
  • If after eight hours your bread dough hasn’t risen to double the size, let it sit for longer. You don’t want to bake the dough too early or it will have a gooey texture. If you need to let it rise longer because you’re busy, that’s okay. The dough will be just fine.
  • Instead of flouring your Dutch oven, use parchment paper but keep in mind that it takes some of the heat while baking so the bread crust won’t be as dark or crispy.

No-Knead Bread Dutch Oven Recipe

No-Knead Bread Dutch Oven Recipe

We know you’ll love this awesome no-knead bread Dutch oven recipe. It’s one of our absolute favorites for those lazy days we want fresh bread with dinner. It’s super easy to make, all you need besides the ingredients are a conventional oven and a Dutch oven.

Overall, this bread takes a long time to make but most of that is spent letting the dough sit and rise. While it’s rising, feel free to run errands or do what you need to do.

This recipe makes one loaf of no-knead bread. Each bread has about 12 servings or 12 slices, each about 115 calories.

  • 1 1/2 cups of water, warm (your water should be between 110 degrees and 120 degrees)
  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour (if you want to go the healthy route, try whole wheat flour instead)
  • 2 teaspoons of sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon of active dry yeast
  1. 1
    In a large mixing bowl, add the all-purpose flour, sea salt, garlic powder, and dry yeast. Whisk the ingredients until they’re thoroughly combined.
  2. 2
    Once the dry ingredients are mixed, add warm water to the mixing bowl. Keep stirring the mix and add in the fresh rosemary. The dough should be super sticky and wet in appearance. Make sure there’s no additional flour stuck to the side of the mixing bowl. If there is, just scrap it with the spatula and stir it into the dough.
  3. 3
    Cover your mixing bowl with saran wrap. Let it sit in a warm environment for anywhere for 8 to 12 hours, depending on your needs and how fast it grows. You know it’s ready when it’s doubled its original size and is covered in tiny bubbles. This is the yeast getting to work.
  4. 4
    Once your dough has risen and you’re ready to bake, preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  5. 5
    Place the Dutch oven inside your conventional oven once it’s preheated. Your Dutch oven should be empty. This is just to warm it up. Let it sit in the oven for 30 minutes.
  6. 6
    While you’re waiting, it’s time to work the dough. On a floured surface, punch the dough so it’s flat and roll it into a ball. It helps if you sprinkle the dough and your hands with a bit of flour, too. Let your dough sit for half an hour.
  7. 7
    After half an hour, remove the Dutch oven from the conventional oven and flour the bottom so your bread dough doesn’t stick to it. Place the bread dough inside the Dutch oven and cover.
  8. 8
    Put the Dutch oven back in the heated oven. Let it bake for half an hour.
  9. 9
    After 30 minutes, remove the lid to the Dutch oven and let it bake for an additional 15 minutes. The bread should be a nice golden brown. Tap the bread and if it makes a hollow sound, it’s done.
  10. 10
    Remove the Dutch oven. The bread should be easy to remove. Set it on a sanitized surface and let cool before serving.

The Bottom Line

If you want an easy bread to make, this no-knead bread Dutch oven recipe is perfect for you. Once you’ve made it a few times, feel free to experiment by adding different herbs and spices.

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