A Rustic Homemade No Knead Bread#BreadBakers

This is an easy Homemade No Knead Bread which is rustic and flavorful! It’s a no knead Dutch oven bread that tastes like a loaf of artisan bread made from a high end bakery. The bread is super delicious it can be enjoyed slathered butter or with soups or stews. 
I made this in my mud style Dutch Oven and it turned so beautiful with a crispy top.

Makes One Loaf

350 Grams All Purpose Flour
280 Ml Water
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Honey
1 Teaspoon Instant Yeast


Into a bowl, add in the lukewarm water, add in the honey, salt and yeast. Mix until the ingredients get dissolved in water.
Now tip in the flour. Combine everything together with a back of a wooden spoon to form a shaggy mass of dough,  
making sure there are no dry patches.
Our bread dough is ready. Cover the bowl with a cling film and let the dough sit and proof for an hour.
The Next Step
To transform this dough into a well structured dough.  
After one hour of proofing , dip your finger in water and shake your hands to remove any excess water. Place your hands lightly underneath the dough and lift it up like a light stretch and fold the dough on to it self, rotate the bowl and from all the sides , do the same. Again rest the dough for half an hour covered .
After half and hour do the same stretch and fold method. Rest the dough again for half an hour. Again stretch and fold the dough. Total stretch and folds are done 4 times after every half an hour.
Dust a parchment paper with a mix of rice and whole wheat flour well and place it in a round bowl. If you have Benetton basket then dust that with the flour mix.
After the half an hour of the last fold. Transfer this dough
onto another bowl lined with parchment paper. Just lightly wet your hands and place one hand on the dough and the other under the bowl and lightly transfer this on the bowl lined with the parchment paper.  
Cover the bowl with a plastic film and let the dough rise for 30 minutes.
As the bread is kept to rise, let's preheat the oven with the Dutch oven at 225°C. After 30 minutes , your Dutch oven is pretty hot and the oven. So take the Dutch oven out carefully with gloves on.  
Place the risen dough along with the parchment paper into the hot Dutch oven. With a blade slash it on top. 
Close the pot with lid and place it in the oven. Bake bread for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes remove the lid and reduce the temperature to 180°C and bake for another 10 minutes.
The more you bake at this point, the more crispy the crust become.  
This extra baking will give that outer crust of the bread to get a more crisp and caramelized golden brown color and a nutty flavor.   
When baking these last few minutes, heat is directly acting only on the surface of the bread. 
So reducing the temperature will help not to over burn the crust and at the same time will make it more crunchy.
Cool this dough on a wire rack for at least an hour before you slice it.
Labels: No Knead Bread, Homemade, Breads, Bread Bakers, Eggless 

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Sneha Recipes is hosting this month's event and asked the others to join me in sharing No Knead Breads    

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  1. No knead method is pretty magical. Thanks for the great theme.

  2. This formula is almost identical to one of the first and favorite breads I ever learned to make! It was in an old bread machine book but we always made it free-form, and it's the best ever bread. That this is a no-knead method makes it even better, I really will have to make this soon!

  3. Beautiful bread Sneha! We would love this one with butter and with soups too!

  4. A very nice bread and no knead is especially good when you want to make something quick.