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No-Knead Oatmeal-Millet Peasant Bread

Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars

"Your guests will not believe you made this bread yourself! The crust is bakery-perfect and the crumb is moist and chewy. Rather than baking it in a loaf pan or on a pizza stone, this recipe uses a Dutch oven or other oven-proof baking dish with a tight-fitting lid!"
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4 h 50 m servings 140
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 loaf)


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  1. Combine boiling water, oats, and millet in a large bowl. Let cool to 100 degrees F (38 degrees C), about 10 minutes.
  2. Dissolve yeast and salt in warm water in a small bowl. Let stand until bubbly, about 5 minutes. Stir into the oat-millet mixture. Add 2 3/4 cups flour; stir until dough forms a loose ball. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise in a warm, draft-free location until doubled in volume, about 2 hours.
  3. Dust a cutting board with 1 tablespoon flour. Turn the dough out onto the board. Tuck in the edges gradually to shape dough into a boule (rustic, French-style ball) without kneading. Cover with a clean dish towel; let rise until nearly doubled in volume, about 40 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C). Place a lidded Dutch oven inside.
  5. Make 3 slashes on top of the dough boule using a serrated knife.
  6. Remove hot Dutch oven from the oven carefully. Uncover; sprinkle cornmeal over the bottom and place boule inside; cover with the lid. Reduce oven heat to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 28 minutes. Remove the lid and reduce oven temperature to 425 degrees F (218 degrees C). Continue baking until top is golden brown, 12 to 14 minutes more. Carefully lift loaf out of pan onto a work surface and gently tap bottom of loaf; if it sounds hollow, bread is done. Let cool for at least 1 hour on a wire rack.


  • Cook's Note:
  • The Dutch oven needs to preheat for at least 20 minutes; do that during the second rise to save time.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 140 calories; 0.7 28.5 4.3 0 293 Full nutrition

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As written the recipe doesn't work IMHO. The ratio of dry to wet is off and there is far too much yeast, most no knead bread recipes call for 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. The dough was doubled in 45 minutes ...