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No bread machine or stand mixer needed for this chewy No-Knead Crusty Bread. All you need to make this easy recipe is time and a cast iron dutch oven.

No-Knead Crusty Bread

No bread machine or stand mixer needed for this chewy No-Knead Crusty Bread. All you need to make this easy recipe is time and a cast iron dutch oven.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings 12 servings
Calories 115

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups water (heated to 110 degrees F)
  • ½ teaspoon active yeast
  • 3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 ¾ teaspoons salt

Instructions

  • Add warm water to a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle yeast over the top and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes. Add the flour and salt and stir everything together. Mix until a shaggy mixture forms.
  • Tightly cover bowl with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 12 - 18 hours.
  • When you're ready to bake the bread, preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. When the oven has reached 450 degrees, place a covered cast iron dutch oven in the oven and heat the pot, empty, for 30 minutes. While the dutch oven is heating, pour dough onto a heavily floured surface and shape into a ball. Lightly cover with plastic wrap and allow to set undisturbed while the pot is heating.
  • Remove hot pot from the oven and drop in the dough. Cover with the hot lid and return to the oven to bake, covered, for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes remove the lid and bake an additional 15 minutes.
  • Remove bread from the dutch oven and place on a cooling rack to cool.

Notes

  • Recipe makes one loaf
  • recipe adapted from http://www.simplysogood.com/
  • My house is pretty cold so I heated up the oven to 200 degrees F and then turned it off and cracked the door to make it slightly warm. I stored the covered dough in there overnight.

Nutrition

Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 342mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg