Beginner-Friendly “No Knead” Bread Recipe


Growing up in Guyana, bread was not something my mom bought regularly. She would bake it herself. On Sundays, however, she purchased bread from the local village baker. He would go from street to street early in the morning, yelling “fresh bread”! I can still see the vast quantity of bread he carried on top of his head.

I love bread! A bread basket with a variety of flavors is a dream.

It is beautiful that an entire generation of women who believed carbohydrates are bad are now learning to bake bread. It is not difficult. This “no knead” bread will be a breeze. Homemade bread contains simple ingredients, often on hand. Ingredients we can easily pronounce.

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The dough is also customizable. Add fresh chopped Rosemary or Thyme. Make it sweet by adding dried cranberries or chocolate chips. Experiment a little. Have fun. Add sourdough discard for added benefits. Making your own bread feels like such an accomplishment. Let’s get to baking!

Beginner-Friendly "No Knead" Bread RecipeNo Knead Bread


3 cups of flour + 1 tbsp for shaping

2 tsp instant or rapid-rise yeast

2 tsp kosher salt

1 to 1 1/2 cups warm water


  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl using a wooden spoon. The dough will be sticky. Cover with cling wrap and place in a warm spot for 1-3 hours to double in size.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place a Dutch oven with a lid in the preheated oven. Remove dough from bowl to surface dusted with flour. Shape the dough and place it on parchment paper.
  3. Remove the preheated Dutch oven, place the prepared dough into the Dutch oven, and cover it. Bake it for 30 minutes covered, then uncovered until the desired color is achieved. Remove to a cooling rack for 10 minutes before slicing.


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