No-Knead Dutch Oven Bread


This rustic bread is easy and fabulous - tastes like it's fresh from a French bakery. The secret is the use of a Dutch oven, which regulates the moisture.

No-Knead Dutch Oven Bread
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
14 hrs
Total Time:
14 hrs 55 mins
1 loaf


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • ¼ teaspoon active dry yeast

  • 1 ½ cups water


  1. Mix flour, salt, and yeast together in a glass or ceramic bowl; add water. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside at 70 degrees F (21 degrees C) for 12 to 19 hours.

  2. Turn dough out onto a floured cutting board covered with waxed paper. Dough will be sticky. Turn 2 to 3 times so that all sides are well floured. Set aside, covered with waxed paper, until doubled in size, about 2 hours.

  3. Place a Dutch oven in the oven. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C).

  4. Carefully remove the Dutch oven, place dough inside, and cover with the lid.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove the lid and continue to bake until the crust achieves your desired color, 10 to 20 minutes more.

Cook's Notes:

Important: Dutch oven must be heated prior to adding dough.

Do not open the oven to see if bread is done; look through the oven window.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

114 Calories
0g Fat
24g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 114
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 389mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 36mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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