No-Knead Bread: A Quick How-To



By Chris Siciliano


Below is a VERY basic how-to for making no-knead bread at home. For best results, I suggest you read this longer post and follow it up by watching a few videos on YouTube. In addition to ingredients, you will need a cast-iron Dutch oven or similar baking vessel. A roll of parchment paper is also helpful to have on hand.

  • 1 pound bread flour or all-purpose flour (bread flour is preferred)

  • 12 ounces water

  • 10-12 grams salt (1.5 - 2 teaspoons)

  • 1/4 teaspoon instant or active yeast (instant is preferred)


Again, your best bet is to watch a few videos to see how it's done. But here's the basic method. This will vary somewhat from most videos in that I use parchment paper to help transfer the dough. Eventually you might develop your own variation(s).


  • Mix flour, salt and yeast in mixing bowl