Super Easy No Knead Bread - Store Cupboard Recipe

This bread is so simple and can be made from ingredients you already have in your pantry.  The finished loaf is very similar to ciabatta.  It's delicious for sandwiches the day it's baked and perfect for toast or bruschetta the next day.

No kneading is required as the dough is left over night and time does all the work for you.

Easy Peasy No Knead Bread


3 cups flour (bread flour or plain flour)
1½ cups water
1tsp salt
½tsp dried yeast

  • Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix well.  It should form a very sticky dough, with the consistency of very thick porridge.

  • Cover with cling film or a damp tea towel and leave overnight.  The next morning the dough should look bubbly and frothy.

  • Turn out onto a very well floured work surface and dust the dough and your hands with flour.

  • shape the dough with your hands by gently turning around and under, until if forms a round loaf shape

  • Leave to rest for 30 mins.

  •  Meanwhile heat your oven to 180℃ and put your dutch oven or loaf tin inside to heat up.

  • Scoop up your dough and place in the dutch oven and cook with the lid on for 30 mins.

  • Remove lid and bake uncovered for a further 15 mins.

  • The bread should be golden and crusty when cooked and sound hollow when tapped.

  • Turn out onto a rack to cool

You will now have the most delicious, crusty, country style bread.  Cooking in the dutch oven is what gives this loaf its crust.  You can of course, just cook if in a normal loaf tin or baking sheet, if you don't have one or would like a softer crust. 

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  1. The bread looks delicious, Catherine!

    1. Thanks Sandra. It's so nice to have fresh baked bread, especially when you can't just pop out and get some. I also love the way it makes the house smell while it's cooking.

  2. What a beautiful loaf of bread. You've gone and done it now, though. I'm going to have to make us some more soda bread. I have all the ingredients and now I'm really hankering for a loaf of fresh baked bread!

    1. Thanks Becki, homemade bread is a real treat for sure.


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