Overnight No-Knead Crusty Bread - 1 Guiding Stars
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A crusty, easy to make bread warm out of the oven-what’s not to love! Using only four ingredients and a dutch oven, this bread is perfect alongside a hearty soup. The dough takes time to rise so plan ahead by making it in the evening and letting it rise overnight.

Tip: Try adding garlic and rosemary or jalapenos for a kick to really take the flavor to the next level!


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. yeast
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1½ cups warm water


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, yeast and salt.
  2. Slowly add water and stir until a shaggy mixture forms (dough will be loose and sticky).
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm room (12-18 hours).
  4. After the dough has risen, preheat the oven to 450ºF and place a cast iron dutch oven with lid in the oven to warm (30 minutes).
  5. Meanwhile, scrape the risen dough onto a heavily floured surface and very gently shape into a round loaf.
  6. Remove the hot pot and lid from the oven and gently set the dough in. Cover and bake (30 minutes).
  7. Remove the lid and continue to bake. This helps crisp up the outside of the bread (10-15 minutes). Remove the bread and place on a rack to cool. Serve warm with your favorite hearty soup!
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 230; Total Fat 0.5g (1% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 0g (0% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 390mg (17% DV); Total Carbohydrate 48g (17% DV); Dietary Fiber 2g (7% DV); Total Sugars 0g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 7g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 0% DV; Iron 15% DV; Potassium 2% DV; Folate 50% DV; Thiamin 50% DV; Selenium 40% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/overnight-no-knead-crusty-bread/
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