CRAZY Simple Homemade NO KNEAD Bread

Last night, I went to a Norwex social. I always have such a fantastic time when I meet up with these amazing Norwex ladies as they are all so nice and welcoming. We share ideas, socialize and have lots of laughs together.

Last night was our annual Sangria and PotLuck party and I’ll give you ONE GUESS what item I brought for the potluck – you got it right…my BREAD! You see, my blogging partner over at Canadian Moms Cook, Stacey introduced me to this recipe and I have been making it ever since. Whenever there is a potluck or an oppotunity to bring food to someone’s house, this is what I make! I’m known as the “bread lady” and I LOVE it! Why? Because I love being known for something, even if it’s bread AND because it seriously is the easiest thing to make EVER!

All you need is 5 minutes the night before your party or event and less than 5 minutes in the morning to get things organized and the oven does the rest of the work. This No Knead Overnight Bread is seriously THAT easy!

The bread comes out dense and chewy on the inside and crusty on the outside. It reminds me of a fancier Artisan Bread, I almost feel like the title of this post should be “Cheater Artisan Bread”.
No Knead Overnight Bread
If you’re curious to know the specific types of pots/dishes that I used to make the bread in this photo, read further…

CRAZY Simple Homemade NO KNEAD Bread
Recipe Type: bread
Author: Multi-Testing Mommy
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Impress your guests with this AMAZING and EASY bread! People will ask you to make it over and over again, it is THAT good!
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Instant yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  1. Mix flour, salt and yeast in a large bowl.
  2. Add warm water and stir until combined, it WILL look like a gloppy mess at this point, but don’t worry!
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap (you want a tight seal) and leave on the counter overnight (at least 12 hours). If it’s really cold outside, I will often drape a towel over top of my bowl in attempt to keep it warmer.
  4. In the morning, put your pot/dish with lid in the oven and pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees.
  5. Place bread on a VERY well floured counter. Shape the bread into a ball and cover on all sides with flour (it doesn’t matter how much as most of it will dust off in the end). Cover dough with the same plastic wrap you used overnight.
  6. Let oven preheat for approximately 20-30 minutes (with the pot inside).
  7. Use OVEN MITTS to remove the hot pot and place your bread into the pot. There is no need to reshape your dough.
  8. Put the lid on and bake bread for 30 minutes.
  9. After 30 minutes, remove the lid and bake for approximately 15 more minutes. This is to give your bread that nice crusty feel on the outside.
  10. Once bread is finished, place on a cooling rack. Once it has cooled off for approximately 10 minutes, you can cover it with a kitchen towel to keep it warm until serving time OR simply allow it to cool to room temperature.

No Knead Overnight Bread

TIP for making this Homemade No Knead Bread…

Or, more like a tip for the clean up. Because this recipe uses flour on the counter, the morning of, it does make a floury mess. I have the BEST cloth for wiping up the flour. The cloth picks up all of the flour in a jiffy AND it rinses out so easily! This Norwex Dish Cloth is my absolutely favourite dish cloth and I use it for wiping up flour every time I bake (I’m a super messy baker!). It is a baker’s dream come true! It also picks up spilled raw egg super quick!

NOTE: I have used two types of pots/dishes successfully to make this bread. The first is my amazing yellow, Cast Iron Emile Henry pot with a lid. I have also used my round, white Corning Ware casserole dish with a glass lid (otherwise known as my Mac ‘n Cheese casserole dish). The bread on the left in the first photo of this post was made in the cast iron pot and the bread on the right was made with the Corning Ware dish. The pot is larger, therefore the bread was less uniformly formed during the baking process.

This post is dedicated to all of my lovely GV Norwex ladies! I love you all!
Canadian Moms Cook

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39 Responses to CRAZY Simple Homemade NO KNEAD Bread

  1. Lynda Cook says:

    I love homemade bread and make it quite a bit with help of my bread machine, but I think I want to try this one out, thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Elva Roberts says:

    I cannot wait to make this bread. I have been making bread and rolls for many years and I always kneaded it. I am really looking forward to making this bread. Thank you so much for this recipe.

  3. elizamatt says:

    My son always bakes no knead bread and he uses cast iron pots too 🙂 Tastes delicious
    too, there’s nothing like fresh home-made bread.

  4. Debbie Bashford says:

    I have a Sassafras La Cloche Baker, I like the crust I get with it a bit better than when I use my cast iron pot. And it’s not so heavy

  5. Nicolthe pickle says:

    I love this bread. My three year old makes it for me sometimes. And then she’s all pleased with herself because she made bread.

    • This comment made me smile! I LOVE the fact that your 3 year old makes it for you and feels the pride – so amazing that you give her these opportunities for success! Perhaps I should add a tagline to the recipe name….Even a 3 year old can make it!

      • Nicolthe pickle says:

        She likes to make “dough”. Whatever I’m making she has a little on the side.
        After your post I actually made some on Saturday night for Sunday lunch.

  6. Louanne B says:

    Wow!!! Fabulous!! With my arthritis I need something simple like this! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Elizabeth V says:

    Oh my. This bread looks amazing. And sounds delicious. I might eat a whole loaf slathered in butter. Thank you for sharing!!

  8. annet says:

    This bread looks like you got it from a bakery! I’m definitely bookmarking this page and will be making this when it cools down a bit outside! Thanks for this amazing recipe!

  9. Heidi C. says:

    That’s it? I love homemade bread so I can’t wait to try this!

  10. Silvia D says:

    now how easy it that!! Can’t beat fresh made bread! thanks for sharing the recipe! Will treat the family and make some!

  11. Wanda Tracey says:

    I have been making bread for a long time and love trying new recipes.This one looks exceptionally good and will have to give it a try.Very nice job!!!

  12. Sarah Alexis says:

    Wow that really makes it sound so simple – I have no excuses, guess I’m going to have to try it!! yum

  13. Laurie P says:

    A must try! Thanks for sharing, wish me luck lol.

  14. mommakoala says:

    I wonder if I could modify this for a nice whole wheat. I’m sure it would work.

  15. Sarah Alexis says:

    I tried this recipe this weekend, it was AWESOME.

  16. Dandi D says:

    This looks really yummy–I will have to try it.

  17. kathy downey says:

    This looks so crusty delicious,cant wait to try it !

  18. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    There’s nothing like fresh bread and that oh so soft center. This is so easy I’ll have to try it.

  19. kathy downey says:

    I finally made this last weekend and it turned out delicious !

  20. kathy downey says:

    We had a snow storm yesterday and what better to do than make a double batch of this bread…oh it smelled so good and was delicious

  21. kathy downey says:

    We had a snow storm yesterday and what better to do than make a double batch of this bread…oh it smelled so good and was delicious

  22. kathy downey says:

    This bread always turns out delicious

  23. kathy downey says:

    This bread always turns out delicious

  24. Leslie Crosbie says:

    I love the smell of bread baking!! I have never tried to bake bake myself but I will try out this recipe!!

  25. Leslie Crosbie says:

    I love the smell of bread baking!! I have never tried to bake bake myself but I will try out this recipe!!

  26. kathy downey says:

    Its time to make this bread again soon now that the cooler weather is starting !

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