Easy 3-Ingredient No Knead Bread Recipe

Friends, we have been making our own bread at home, and it has been super easy! No overnight waiting, no kneading and so yummy. All you need is a 4 quart Dutch Oven pot with an oven-safe handle, and you are ready to go. The recipe only requires THREE ingredients as well.  It is so simple I just have to share with you. Hope you enjoy it!

Easy 3-Ingredient No Knead Bread Recipe

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Easy No Knead Bread

Yield: One Load of Bread

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours and 30 minutes

Ingredients:

*3 cups all-purpose flour (whole wheat works as well)
*2 Tablespoons extra flour for shaping
*1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
*1 1/2 teaspoon kitchen salt
*1/4 teaspoon redwine vinegar (Optional but recommended)
*1 1/2 cups hot water, NOT boiling, hot tap water works o.k. (125-130° F)

Dutch Oven should ideally be 5-6 quarts in size (5L)

Directions:

1. Mix flour, yeast and salt in a large bowl using your fingers or a wooden spoon
2. Stir in water and vinegar and then mix together.
3. Cover mixture with plastic wrap and let the container stand at room temperature for 3 hours.
4. At the end of the 3 hours you can see the dough will become a bit puffy and dotted with bubbles. Now you can transfer it to a well-floured surface and sprinkle dough with a little flour.
5. Fold dough over once or twice and then form into a rough ball.
6. Place Dutch oven with the lid on in a cold oven and preheat it to 450° F.
7. While the oven preheats line a bowl with parchment paper and place the dough inside the bowl. Cover with a towel and let it rise again (second rise)
8. Once oven reaches 450° (approximately 30 minutes) lift the parchment paper and dough from the bowl and plop it into the Dutch Oven. Be careful because the pot will be hot!
9. Cover and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
10. Remove the lid and pull the parchment paper out. Put the pot with the bread inside back in the oven and bake, uncovered, for an additional 15 minutes to make the crust crispy and darker in color.
11. Let the baked bread cool on a rack/cutting board about an hour before cutting into it... assuming you can resist the temptation not to slice it up and slather it with butter!

ENJOY!

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22 responses to “Easy 3-Ingredient No Knead Bread Recipe”

  1. Marlena — February 22, 2017 @ 7:21 am (#
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    That sounds easy to do. I have to try it!!!

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  2. Calvin F. — February 22, 2017 @ 1:29 pm (#
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    Never made bread at home before, but this would be the recipe i’d use if I want to start to learn.

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  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen — February 22, 2017 @ 4:05 pm (#
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    This sounds very similar to the bread my son bakes. Me, I like baking Danish bread, delicious 🙂

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  4. kristen visser — February 23, 2017 @ 9:09 am (#
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    ok I think I can manage making this lol. I have never made bread before but I was actually just thinking about this yesterday because I think it would be totally yummy and definitely better than store bought! thanks for sharing this awesome recipe

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  5. Rita — February 25, 2017 @ 5:11 am (#
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    Wow, that looks awesome! I love the simplicity of this recipe.

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  6. Julie — February 25, 2017 @ 7:31 am (#
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    Mmmmm there’s nothing quite like fresh homemade bread! Looking forward to trying this recipe out!

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  7. Stephanie LaPlante — February 25, 2017 @ 7:49 am (#
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    Very interesting. I would love to try this recipe. My whole family absolutely loves homemade bread. This one really is different.

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  8. Elva Roberts — February 25, 2017 @ 4:54 pm (#
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    I have made lots and lots of homemade bread since I married my farmer husband. I have never made or heard of a recipe like this one. Hopefully, I will get up the courage to try it. Thank you for this recipe.

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  9. AD — March 13, 2017 @ 7:02 pm (#
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    Love homemade bread! Its always so delicious!

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  10. s powell — March 26, 2017 @ 11:46 am (#
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    Sounds easy to make thanks for the recipe

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  11. DebH — April 2, 2017 @ 5:05 am (#
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    Looks easy to make; I like the no kneading part!

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  12. Kim Tanti — April 17, 2017 @ 2:19 pm (#
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    I have gotten into making my own bread which I should not. It is so much better than store bought. Thank You for this recipe. I will be trying it. No knead is so much better. lol

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  13. Kristi F — April 22, 2017 @ 11:27 am (#
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    It’s amazing how good no knead bread tastes! Easy enough for even me to try.

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  14. Tammi L. — June 23, 2017 @ 2:33 pm (#
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    What is the purpose of the Red Wine Vinegar? Is it for taste or does it do something to the dough?

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  15. Treen Goodwin — August 24, 2017 @ 1:06 pm (#
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    Sounds delish and super easy thanks for sharing the recipe , i will be trying it out 🙂

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  16. Mishelle Greening — August 31, 2017 @ 6:08 am (#
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    That looks so good!! And it sounds easy so I think the kids and I might try it this afternoon.

    M

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  17. Heidi P — September 5, 2017 @ 10:09 pm (#
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    NOW these are the kind of recipes I like to try and use. Love things that are simple to make and bake & still taste delicious

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  18. Elizabeth Matthiesen — September 10, 2017 @ 6:58 pm (#
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    Anybody know where I can buy poppy seeds, both the light and the dark sorts. I use them on my danish bread normally but I’ve not found any so far and it’s just not the same without the poppy seeds on top. 🙁

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  19. loriag — September 11, 2017 @ 5:03 am (#
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    There is nothing more comforting than the smell of homemade fresh bread.

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  20. Miranda Wood — September 18, 2017 @ 9:36 pm (#
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    This is awesome. I have everything needed right here. I am going to make this tomorrow.

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  21. Wanda Tracey — September 20, 2017 @ 10:38 pm (#
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    This bread loos amazing and I love making homemade bread. Sometimes I use my bread maker but love doing it by hand too.Thanks for this wonderful recipe.

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  22. kathy downey — October 15, 2017 @ 8:08 am (#
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    Thanks i will try your recipe later the Fall,we made bread every week and i love a new recipe !

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