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No Knead White Bread

A quick and easy white bread with no kneading required. Perfect for sandwiches!
Batterway White Bread
Yield 2 loaves


  • 6 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 2 (0.25oz each) packages (14g) or 4 1/2 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon table salt
  • 3 cups warm water (120-130°F)
  • 2 tablespoons shortening or butter (softened)


  • In stand mixer bowl, add 3 1/2 cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt; mix well. Add warm water and shortening to flour mixture. Using a paddle attachment, blend on low speed until moistened. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a stiff batter.
  • Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after poking dough with finger down to second knuckle, about 30 minutes.
  • Prepare pans: grease two 9x5-inch or 8½x4½-inch bread pans.
  • Stir down batter. Spread half of batter into each of the prepared pans. Cover; let rise in warm place until batter reaches top of pans, 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pans; brush with butter. Cool on wire rack.


You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) Yeast in place of Active Dry Yeast in batter/no knead recipes. When using Instant Yeast, expect your batter/dough to rise about 50% faster. Adjust your rise times accordingly. Traditional methods: use equal amounts; Bread Machine: use 1/2 tsp Instant Yeast OR 3/4 tsp Active Dry Yeast per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information on baking.