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No Knead Bread

Close up image of no knead bread.
Although it is a no knead bread, but it’s light and delicious. You can brag in front of your friends and family and present a classy rustic looking bread that goes perfectly with butter, or dipped in olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

Slice taken from no knead bread.
I can go on and on talking about this bread. Light crust from the outside, spongy and moist from the inside. It is just heavenly. Did I mention that it’s amazingly scrumptious if used in making French toast?

overhead shot for no knead bread.

Here you go!

No Knead Bread

4.86 from 7 votes
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Course: Bread,
Servings: 4
Author: Muna Kenny


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons flour to dust the top of the dough


  • Mix water with olive oil, yeast, and sugar. Keep aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk flour with salt, then pour the previous mixture on top and mix using a spatula or a wooden spoon.
  • Cover the dough and leave to double in size in a warm place, this might take an hour or an hour and half.
  • Place a parchment paper in a baking pan and brush with olive oil.
  • Pour the dough on the parchment paper, using a spatula bring the dough's edges to the center, trying to form a round shape.
  • Cover the dough again and let it increase in size, for 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle flour on top of the dough, then using a sharp knife make a cross in the middle of the dough. The cut shouldn't be deeper than 1/4 an inch.
  • Preheat oven to 190C – 374F. and bake the bread for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Let the bread cool, and enjoy!
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Note: Some ovens have poor heat circulation, therefore the surface of food baked in it don’t turn brown, and the heat is concentrated at the bottom. If you have such oven, turn off the oven after baking this bread for 20 minutes, and turn on the broiler while the oven door is open, until the surface of the bread turns brown.



  1. yay i love no-knead breads too!because I love homebaked bread but am usually too lazy to work those muscles hee hee. looks lovely! x

  2. 5 stars
    One of my favorite breads. Put some olive oil with garlic and herbs and I am happy camper. Great video too!

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  4. 5 stars
    I love making bread at home and this looks beautiful and doable! Thanks for sharing, love your photos.

    • munatycooking

      Thanks Jessica, I’ve been to your blog and enjoyed browsing through those mouth watering dishes 🙂

  5. This sound like Foccacia, love this recipe, so straight forward and it looks great !

  6. I like that this doesn’t need to sit overnight. I may make it for supper tonight. Thanks for sharing!

  7. 5 stars
    LOVED your video, and totally look easy! I have kept this no knead bread recipe for almost a year, too. If it’s this easy, I may be baking bread every week…. kind of like my dream. 🙂 Muna, your bread looks fantastic!

    • munatycooking

      Thanks Nami, I started to enjoy making these little videos, I look forward to uploading more. I’m glad you liked my bread, it tastes great with butter when just out of the oven, in fact that’s my way to test if the bread is good 🙂

  8. Beautiful! A method I love to use when I cannot be bothered to go into too much trouble in order to make bread. 😉



    • munatycooking

      I can imagine having this bread with some of your delicious recipes. Hope you enjoy the bread as much as we did 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    Yeay!!! Skipping with joy here. No knead bread is definitely a bliss.. And I am certain this is a recipe keeper. I always had fear of making bread and only attempted making bagels and doughnuts. This bread is perfect for anything, dip in hummus, make some bruschetta out of it.. gosh! I really want to make this now. Have a great week my friend!! ♥ Jo

    • munatycooking

      Hey Girl, thanks for the sweet words, yes I love no knead breads and there are many recipes out there, I will hopefully share more no knead bread recipes in future.
      Let me know how you liked the bread after baking some 🙂

  10. 5 stars
    That’s a perfect boule with lovely crust and crumb, Muna.

  11. Beautiful bread… gorgeous photos.

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