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How to make No Knead Artisan Bread recipe
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Easy Artisan Bread recipe

Easy Artisan Bread  made with just 4 ingredients, plus, no kneading is required! This crusty white bread is surprisingly easy to make. Soft on the inside with an irresistible golden crust on the outside, it's perfect slathered with fresh butter. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting Time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 45 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Easy No Knead Artisan Bread
Servings: 12 boule
Calories: 130kcal


  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup water cooled
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Additional flour for dusting baking tray


  • In a large bowl, whisk the flour, yeast, and salt.
  • Add the water to the dry ingredients. Mix together with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Keep working the dough until all the flour is moistened. Stir until a rough, shaggy dough forms.
  • Cover the bowl and let the dough rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk and bubbly, about 2-3 hours.
  • You can use the dough immediately, but for the absolute best flavor and texture, let the dough rest in the fridge for at least 12 hours and up to 2 days.
  • Lightly dust a nonstick baking tray with flour. Shape the dough by transferring it onto a floured tray. Knead gently several times, then shape the dough into a ball by tucking the sides underneath itself.
  • Transfer dough to a parchment lined baking tray. Cover gently with plastic wrap (or a warm towel) and proof for 25-30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Once the dough has risen, score the top with a blade or sharp knife.
  • Place the bread in the preheated oven on the center rack. Throw 3-4 ice cubes in the bottom of the oven and close the door. This is the step that makes the crust on the bread crisp and golden. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
  • Remove bread from the oven and cool on a rack. Slice & enjoy!


Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 2mg