Sourdough bread loaf on parchment paper.

No-Knead Bread

This recipe is the best and easiest way to make sourdough bread at home. No kneading required. All you need is 3 ingredients, plus salt and sugar.

Course bread
Cuisine American
Keyword no-knead bread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
rising time 1 day
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 275 kcal
Author Anna


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  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, salt and yeast. Add water and stir just until incorporated. Do not overmix. The dough will be shaggy.

  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit on the counter, at room temperature for 8 to 24 hours. The dough will rise and have lots of air bubbles.

  3. The next day, lightly flour a piece of parchment paper. Place dough onto paper. With floured hands, shape into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap. 

  4. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Adjust rack to lower position. Place Dutch oven inside. Preheat for 30 minutes. 

  5. When oven is ready, carefully place the parchment paper with dough inside the Dutch oven. Cover with Dutch oven lid and bake for 30 minutes. Remove lid and bake 7 to 10 minutes more or until the top is golden brown, has cracks. 

  6. Carefully remove Dutch oven from oven. Remove parchment paper with bread and place on a wooden cutting board. Let cool completely. 

Nutrition Facts
No-Knead Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 275
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 80mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 7g 14%
Calcium 1.1%
Iron 19.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.