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No Knead Dutch Oven Bread

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No Knead Dutch Oven Bread
Baking beautiful (and delicious!) bread couldn't be easier with this no-knead Dutch oven artisan loaf.
Yield: 1 large round loaf
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for shaping
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp RED STAR Active Dry Yeast
  • 1½ cups warm water (about 110-115°F)
  1. (1) In a large bowl, whisk flour, salt and yeast until well mixed. Pour in warm water and use a wooden spoon to stir until a shaggy dough forms. The mixture will be wet and very sticky to the touch.

  2. (2) Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place 8 to 18 hours until dough rises, bubbles and flattens on top.

  3. (3) Heat oven to 450°F. Once oven is preheated, place a Dutch oven (with cover) in oven 30 minutes before baking.

  4. (4) Punch down dough. Generously flour a sheet of parchment paper; transfer dough to parchment and, with floured hands, quickly shape into a ball. Place dough on parchment paper and sprinkle top lightly with flour. Top with a sheet of plastic wrap and let rest 30 minutes.

  5. (5) Carefully remove Dutch oven from oven and remove lid. Uncover dough and carefully transfer to Dutch oven, with or without parchment paper beneath (if bottom of Dutch oven is not coated with enamel, keep parchment paper beneath dough). Cover Dutch oven and return to oven.

  6. (6) Bake bread 45 minutes covered, then another 10 to 15 minutes uncovered until dough is baked through and golden brown on top. Cool slightly before slicing.

  7. Recipe created by Girl Versus Dough.

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  1. This is the most wonderful bread! Took just a few minutes to mix up. I use the instant yeast and it cut the rising time to about 4-1/2 hours. I have tried other artisan no-knead breads but this will be my go to recipes from now on! Thank you! Thank you!

  2. I made this and just now took it out of the oven. Definitely looks good. It’s going to go well with my chicken and wild rice soup tonight.

  3. Like the bread. How long will it keep?

    • Hi Betty,
      Homemade bread is best when eaten the same day, however it can be stored in a closed paper bag for a few days.
      Happy baking!

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