No Knead Cheddar Artisan Bread- Just 5 ingredients and no kneading required for this crunchy homemade bread! This is the best tasting and easiest bread you will ever make. Guaranteed!
I like to make ( & eat!) homemade bread, but, I don’t like all the work that sometimes is involved. Not always, but, if I can avoid it, I will. Yeah, I suppose that I’m a bit of a lazy bread baker. 🤷♀️
That is why I love this bread. It not only tastes amazing, it’s crazy easy to make.
The Short Ingredients List:
- Dry active yeast
- Cheddar cheese
Do I have to include the cheddar cheese? Nope! It’s not required and tastes amazing without it. Also, you can replace it with any flavor cheese you wish or any other additions you want to try.
Warm Water? I don’t always check the temperature of my water (remember..lazy), but, it should be between 110-130 degrees for the yeast to be active, but, not be “killed” in the process.
The Pot? I used my cast iron dutch oven ( see recipe card), but, any heat-safe large stock pot or dutch oven will work. Just remember: It will need a lid and be able to handle 450 degree heat.
How To Make This Crunchy & Amazing Bread:
First, make your dough: In a large mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients. Be sure everything is mixed, but, don’t overdo it. The dough will look a little “rough”.
Cover the dough: This can be done with plastic wrap or a lid. I cover my bowl with a large serving plate.
Let it sit: Leave the covered dough sit and rise for 8-12 hours. You want it to double in size. A little tip…make your dough at night, go to bed, then, finish it off the next morning.
Heat the Pot: You will need a large dutch oven or heat safe pot with a lid to bake your bread. Once the dough has risen, preheat the oven to 450 degrees and when it has reached that temperature, place the dutch oven/pot into the oven. No dough should be in the pot at this time.!
Form Your Dough: While your empty pot is in the oven, remove the risen dough and place it on a well floured surface. Work the dough a bit and form it into a large ball, then, place it back in your bowl and cover it back up. Let it sit for 30 minutes.
BAKE! After the ball of dough has sat for 30 minutes, place it on a piece of parchment paper. Then, carefully (hot!) remove your dutch oven/pot from the oven and place the dough (on the parchment) into the pot. Cover the pot and bake for 30 minutes. Then, remove the lid and bake an additional 15 minutes.
Cool it: Let the bread cool for 15-20 minutes before removing it from the pot.
Eat: It’s delicious and goes perfect with warm butter. 🥰
A Few More Homemade Bread Ideas:
- 3 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 1 tsp active yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup sharp cheddar shredded cheese
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, yeast, salt, cheese and water. Mix until combined. Do not over mix. Dough will be a bit ‘rough’ looking.
- Cover the bowl and let it sit at room temperature for 8-12 hours to let it rise. It needs to double in size. When your dough is ready, preheat oven to 450 degrees. When your oven is ready, place a large, heat proof, empty dutch oven/pot (it will need a lid) into the oven for 30 minutes.
- While your dutch oven is in a preheated oven, flour your hands and remove dough from mixing bowl. Form into a ball and place back into the bowl and re-cover the dough. Let it sit for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, carefully remove dutch oven/pot from the oven. Place the ball of dough on top of a piece of parchment paper. Then, carefully place it into the pot. Cover with lid and bake for 30 minutes. Remove lid and bake an additional 15 minutes.
- Let the bread cool for 15-20 minutes before removing from the hot pot.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 340mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 7g
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