Easy No Knead Boule

"Somewhat of a legend, this recipe was inspired from a synthesis of different sources making no knead bread. Popularized by Jim Lahey, this technique is time tested and fool proof! Sourdough bread is still a work in progress for me, so I’ll stick with this easy recipe instead!"
-- @maggieccooks
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Prep time 30mins
Cook time 45mins
Serves or Makes: 1 loaf

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  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups lukewarm water


  • Step 1

    Whisk the flour, salt, and yeast together

  • Step 2

    Slowly stir in the water with a wooden spoon until combined

  • Step 3

    Cover with plastic wrap and sit in a warm place for at least 12 hours

  • Step 4

    VERY generously flour a surface and turn out the dough

  • Step 5

    Use the tips of your fingers to pull the edges of the dough to the center to for a cohesive ball

  • Step 6

    Place seam side down on some parchment paper and coat the top with flour, the ncover with a kitchen towel, rise for another hour or two

  • Step 7

    Preheat an oven to the hottest it will go (around 240 C or 475 F)) and leave the Dutch oven inside for an hour or so

  • Step 8

    Score the bread with a sharp paring knife and then drop it (carefully and swiftly) into the Dutch oven, then bake covered for 30 mins

  • Step 9

    Remove the lid and bake an additional 15 mins, then cool for 10 minutes before cutting open