The Easiest No-Knead Bread Recipe

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Hate kneading bread? This recipe is for you! The Easiest No-Knead Bread will become a family favorite for family dinner, holiday gatherings or even for a quick week-night meal!

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MEET THE BEST NO-KNEAD BREAD!

This quick, no-knead bread recipe is our go-to bread. We’re talking days that I don’t have time to roll out rolls, or knead bread for hours.

You know the days that you want to indulge in warm, homemade bread (just like all the characters in the Little Red Hen) without all the work that the Little Red Hen has to do.

If you’re in that boat, then you’ll love this French Peasant Bread. I have to give credit to my dear friend Marcelle who shared this recipe with us so many years ago. It’s a staple around here. And also a favorite to give away for new baby dinners or when someone is sick.

ONLY TAKES 5 MINUTES TO PREP

This bread literally takes like 5 minutes to prep. You’ll just throw the water, yeast, flour, salt into a bowl. Let it rise for a few hours and then you’ll form it into loaves. After it rises again for about 30 minutes, you’ll bake it.

And viola! You’ve got yourself warm, homemade bread with little effort!

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THIS NO-KNEAD BREAD IS GREAT WITH:

BASIC, WHOLE INGREDIENTS 

You’ll notice that all the ingredients in this easy bread recipe are basic pantry ingredients you most likely have in your kitchen already. 

So give it a try! I know you’ll love it. 

 

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No-Knead Quick French Peasant Bread Recipe


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 loaves 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 package dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups flour
  • oil
  • corn meal
  • melted butter

Instructions

  1. Place yeast, warm water, sugar, and salt in warm bowl and stir until dissolved.
  2. Add flour and stir until blended. Do not knead.
  3. Cover and let rise for one hour or until double.
  4. Oil cookie sheet and sprinkle corn meal over top. Flour hands, remove dough from bowl and place in 2 rounds. Let rise another hour.
  5. Brush top with melted butter and bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce temp to 375 degrees and bake for 15 minutes. Serve warm!

  • Category: Bread

Keywords: bread, peasant bread, french bread

Original recipe from Marcelle Calder

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