No-knead Artisan Bread

TYPE : Basic
YIELD : 1 loaf / 16 slices
CALORIES : 114 kcal
PREP TIME : 5 minutes
COOK TIME : 45 minutes
TOTAL TIME : 8 hours 50 minutes


  • 3 cups (7.5 dl) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp instant yeast, or 5 g fresh yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (3.5 dl) lukewarm water


  • Mix the dry ingredients, then add water and combine into a shaggy dough.
  • Cover with plastic and leave at room temperature for 8 – 24 hours. It is ready to bake when bubbly on top.
  • Set the oven to 450°F (225°C) and put an empty Dutch oven (oven-safe pot with lid) inside. If is is not enameled, place a piece of parchment paper on the bottom first.
  • Meanwhile, pop the dough onto a floured surface and shape into a rough ball.
  • Take the hot Dutch oven out and drop in the dough, slash the top with a knife (optional), then put the lid on and return it to the oven.
  • After 30 minutes, remove the lid and continue baking until golden brown (about 15 – 20 minutes more).
  • Cool uncovered on a rack.

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