How to make it

  • In a large bowl, stir together flour, salt, yeast, and water. Dough will be very shaggy and wet. It won't hold its shape. Don't worry! This is normal.
  • Let dough rise 12-18 hours at room temperature. The dough is ready when it's doubled in volume and the entire surface is pocked with bubbles.
  • Place a 6-8 quart heavy covered pot in the oven (cast iron, enamel, Pyrex, or ceramic), and preheat the oven to 450°F. When the oven reaches the desired temperature, take out the pot and lid.
  • Pour the dough directly into the pot, scraping out any residue from the bowl. (The dough should be elastic and pull into long strands as it stretches.)
  • Immediately cover with the lid, shake once or twice to make sure the dough is evenly distributed, and slide the whole thing into the oven.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove lid and bake for another 15-30 minutes, until crust is golden-brown.
  • Cool on a rack.

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    " It was not good "
    pointsevenout ate it and said...
    Chewy, tough, salty.
    See also: No Knead Bread
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    " It was excellent "
    pollymotzko ate it and said...
    Hello there,
    I made this bread with slightly different measurements on my page that you can check out too....it came out perfectly! Mine looked as good as the picture and was so easy to make!! My dad said it was the best bread he ever ate in his life and he's 82 so that's doing something!!!

    I just got the book Kneadlessly Simple by Nancy Baggett. I'll be doing a cookbook review soon on my cooking group "The Cook's Library"...

    Keep on baking and cooking great things!!

    Polly Motzko
    PollyLePore@gmail.com
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  • ayngelwing 5 years ago
    Hi! I don't know what/if I did anything wrong, but, is the loaf supposed to be so thin? It only came up a couple of inches for me...
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  • carmenperez 6 years ago
    wawww how easy this sounds keeper ty sweetie
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    " It was excellent "
    tinadunlap ate it and said...
    Bread out of the oven. the hour of waiting time, seemed long for my husband who had been smelling it . i was outside with company. well, this is the BEST bread i have ever had. will surely pass out the recipe every chance i get. tomorrow more company arrives and as it's 10:30p.m. here in florida, usa i'll be about the loaf for tomorrow. hope someone has a good regime for exercise. i give this recipe all the stars that i'll allowed. if it's only 5, seems like a gyp to me, this needs 10 stars. thanks, tina d
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    " It was excellent "
    tinadunlap ate it and said...
    already mixed it up, and it's sitting on my counter. company all in their rooms resting and i' right behind them. what luck bread rising while i'm sleeping. this web site is a gas, gas,gas!! i guess tomorrow i'llet you know how it turned out. however from all the great comments, no worries.good-night, tina d
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    " It was excellent "
    httpmom ate it and said...
    This bread was a huge hit since it first got printed in the NYT. It was also the talk of the Internet at the time. I have made it at least a dozen times and it comes out tasting like an expensive artisan loaf every time. Worth the rise time. Thanks for sharing here!
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    " It was excellent "
    nakedchef ate it and said...
    really no knead?
    I have to try this, thanks
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  • mellian 6 years ago
    What a different bread recipe. I have a 14" cast iron skillet that would be perfect for this recipe.
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  • msbooch75 6 years ago
    Haven't made bread in years, so I will give this a try. I must find cast iron pot before I start this. Maybe on ebay. Thanks
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  • vivian 6 years ago
    Will definitely make this it looks sooo easy.
    I love bread making
    Thanks
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  • tablespoons 6 years ago
    I made this first time a few months ago, after I bought a fake Le Creuset cast-iron pot from Ikea--and it was fabulous! I made it with half whole wheat flour and it tasted great!
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  • sher 6 years ago
    Bread is a favorite of mine looking forward to trying this one
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  • sunny 6 years ago
    I absolutely suck at making bread and this looks easy enough for even me. Thanks!
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  • katk906862 6 years ago
    I would like to make this. Do you have to cover the dough with a towel or anything when it's rising? I've only made bread once a long time ago! Thanks!
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  • 24thesweed 7 years ago
    This bread looks really good and easy to make. Thanks for sharing this one.
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