This week, one of my readers asked me if I had any easy, no-knead Artisan bread recipes. I’d been sitting on a couple, but I had not made any of them yet. With her encouragement, I decided to jump right into the world of artisan bread making and go for it.
The recipe I selected is found here. I adapted it just a little, so please visit Making Things Is Awesome‘s website to see the original recipe. One thing I love about this dough is the tiny amount of yeast used in the recipe. Because the dough is allowed to rise for such a long time (12-18 hours), you only need 1/2 teaspoon of yeast. Yeast can be a bit pricy (depending on where you buy it), so being able to use less saves me money! Saving Money + Less Work = SCORE!
Super Easy, No Knead Artisan Bread
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups bread flour
1 3/4 teaspoon salt (reduce to 1 teaspoon if you’re going to add salty ingredients like cheese, garlic salt, etc.)
1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
Basically, you stick everything in a bowl, mix it, let it sit for 12-18 hours, shape it into a loaf, and cook it (450 degree oven for 45 minutes). That’s it!
You probably want a little more direction than that, huh? Here are step-by-step illustrated instructions, just for you!
Do you think you can do this? You can! You cannot mess this up if you follow these simple instructions. Don’t have a stoneware covered pan? Use cast iron. Don’t have a covered pan? Use a cookie sheet, just make sure to put down some cornmeal first, so your bread doesn’t stick to the pan.
So, are you game? Are you going to make this delightful bread?
Do you have a super easy, go-to recipe you use? Please share it with me!