No-Knead White Bread

    1 hour 45 min

    This is so easy to make. The yeast dough rises best at about 29 degrees C. I put the dough in a bowl, set it on the middle shelf of the oven with a bowl of piping hot water on the bottom shelf.

    154 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 dessertspoon salt
    • 7g (1/4 oz) dried active yeast
    • 375g (13 oz) plain flour, sifted
    • 280ml (10 fl oz) warm water
    • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

    Prep:1hr  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

    1. Mix together butter, sugar, salt, yeast and 150g flour. Add warm water and beat by hand about 300 strokes, or 3 minutes with an electric mixer. Add remaining flour, scraping bowl often, and mix all together until smooth.
    2. Cover with a clean cloth and let rise until doubled in volume.
    3. Stir dough down gently, and spoon into a lightly greased 23x12cm (9x5 in) loaf tin (the batter should be sticky). Pat down with floured hands to help shape. Cover again, and let rise for about 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas mark 5.
    4. Bake for about 45 minutes. Place on a cooling rack, and brush top with melted butter.

    Recently viewed

    Reviews & ratings
    Average global rating:

    Reviews in English (117)


    Used different ingredients. Wonderful! This bread turned out great. It was a snap to make and it tastes great too! I used olive oil and honey in place of the butter and sugar. I heated my oven a bit, then turned the oven off and let it rise in there for the first rising. Then I sat it on top of the stove to rise in the tin while the oven heated. It rose very well, it's just flatter on top than kneaded bread, but all yeast batter breads are like that. I have a bread knife and the loaf hardly had crumbs at all while cutting. It sliced very nicely. Next I will try it with a little wholemeal flour.  -  14 Jul 2008


    Used different ingredients. I had to try this recipe. The first time it tasted great coming out of the oven but it was VERY HEAVY! I tried again the second time and it came out perfectly. As other people have mentioned it is important that the water is very hot. This is an easy recipe when you want a no hassle homemade bread. It is great with soups and stew although I don't think I would try it as sandwich bread since the consistency is a little bit different than a kneaded bread recipe. The only changes I made was to use olive oil instead of butter the second time and I mixed it by hand.  -  14 Jul 2008


    Used different ingredients. Easiest yeast bread recipe I've ever made with excellent results. I also made a cinnamon bread by increasing the sugar by 5 tbsp. After the first rise I sprinkled a mixture of 4 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon over the top then gently folded it in to make swirls of cinnamon. YUM!  -  14 Jul 2008