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No Knead Crusty Bread

This no knead crusty bread is so easy to make and tastes like the artisan breads from the bakery! Crusty, chewy, perfect for dipping in soups or slathering with butter.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword artisan, crusty bread, crusty french bread, french, homeamde, no knead
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Rise 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours
Servings 12 slices
Calories 117kcal

Equipment

  • 6-7 qt. Dutch oven

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cups flour all purpose or bread
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon yeast dry active or instant
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup warm water

Instructions

  • Mix ingredients in large bowl until rough dough forms. The dough will be sticky.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap or damp towel and let rise on counter for 2 hours.
  • Place bowl in refrigerator and let rise at least 2 hours.
  • Sprinkle dough with flour (to make it easier to work with) and form into ball on floured surface.
  • Wash bowl and place a piece of parchment paper inside bowl.
  • Place dough on top of parchment paper. Cover with damp cloth, and let rise until dough is room temperature (about an hour).
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place Dutch oven pot inside oven while it preheats.
  • Use the parchment paper to lift dough out of bowl and place into pot. Score dough a few times with a sharp knife.
  • Place lid on Dutch oven. Bake bread for 30 minutes.
  • Remove lid. Bake bread an additional 20 minutes.
  • Remove bread, peel off parchment paper and allow bread to cool on wire rack.

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Notes

Store leftover bread in plastic bag on counter.

Nutrition

Calories: 117kcal