• 3 No-Knead Crusty Bread Recipes

    By food contributor Brittany

    crusty bread recipes

    There are very few things better than a freshly baked loaf of bread. This recipe is the easiest, and believe me I’ve had my fair share of bread making, the easiest bread to make.  I decided to twist things up a bit and make 3 different loaves based on the same recipe.  I decided to go with Cheddar Dill, perfect for sandwiches, Cinnamon Raisin, delicious for breakfast, and the traditional and always my favorite Crusty White bread that goes hand in hand with creamy butter and drizzled honey. All this requires is a Dutch oven or an oven safe bowl with a lid.

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    Keep reading for the recipe…Crusty No-Knead Bread
    recipe from Just A Pinch
    makes 1 loaf
    3 cups of bread flour (all-purpose can work well too)
    1 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. active dry yeast
    1 1/2 cups of lukewarm water
    Dutch oven (I used 5.5 qt) or oven-safe large bowl with a lid
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    Cheddar Dill Additions
    3-4 tbsp. freshly diced dill
    1 1/4 c. grated cheddar cheese
    1 tbsp. minced onion (the dry seasoning)
    a handful of sunflower & pumpkin seeds
    1/2 c. sour cream ( this will replace the 1/2 water, so for this bread you will only be adding in 1 cup of warm water)
    Cinnamon Raisin Additions
    5 tsp. cinnamon
    3 tbsp. sugar (you can add more for sweeter bread)
    1 cup of raisins
    Directions:
    1. In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. If you’re adding any additional ingredients add them in with the flour before adding any liquid. Add the warm water and mix together with a wooden spoon until it forms a shaggy dough. Don’t overwork the dough and don’t worry about it looking pretty!
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    2. Cover the bowl with a lid, plastic wrap, or towel and place in a warm non-drafted area.  Let it sit at room temperature for 12-24 hours, don’t disturb it and let it do its magic!
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    3. After the dough is bubbly and at least doubled in size preheat the over to 450ºF. Place your Dutch oven uncovered into the oven and let it preheat for 30 minutes.
    4. While your Dutch oven heats remove your dough from the bowl and turn onto a well-floured surface.  With floured hands work dough into a ball and let it sit for 30 minutes covered with plastic wrap.
    5. Carefully remove the Dutch oven and place the dough in the middle and place lid on top and put it back into the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Carefully the remove the lid and let the bread continue to bake for 10 minutes to get golden brown.
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    6. Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool on a rack. The dough needs to sit and cool, so even though it’s so hard to wait, it’s important!
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  • 11 comments

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    2. Lindsay M said… March 10, 2014 4:50 pm

      I made this tonight and it turned out perfectly. I’ve been so scared to make bread since I thought it was going to be way too hard. Thanks for the recipe!

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    5. Amy said… February 27, 2014 5:48 am

      Liz — did you divide the dough into three after it has risen or did you make three separate dough balls for each flavor?

      • Brittany Wood said… February 27, 2014 12:36 pm

        Hi Amy! I made three completely separate batches for each loaf. So each loaf started out with its own 3 cups of flour, yeast etc. Let me know if you have any other questions!

    6. Kelsey said… February 24, 2014 9:19 pm

      This looks so delicious! I have so much rosemary in my garden at the moment…thinking about doing a rosemary and olive version!

      • Brittany Wood said… February 25, 2014 9:43 am

        That sounds like a great combination! I will have to try that next :)

    7. A Feteful Life said… February 24, 2014 9:05 am

      These look delicious and the photos are beautiful. We posted our favorite 5 minute crusty bread a while back, but we’ll have to try these, too!

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    8. novella @ 9lla.it said… February 24, 2014 6:50 am

      Delicious!
      Generally, I have dinner with crusty bread at Sundays!
      xx
      Novella

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    9. Tina Ramchandani said… February 24, 2014 5:29 am

      These look delicious, and fairly easy to make. Thanks for the recipes!

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