I love this No Knead Bread. It’s basically like “Plop” Bread. I plop the ingredients in a bowl, give it a toss, add some water, and mix it well. Then let it rise. Sometimes, I will start it in the morning, or the night before we need it. It needs anywhere from 4 – 24 hrs or rise time.
After it rises the first time, I use a spatula to fold it on to itself about 20 times. Then let it rise for one more hour. After it rises, the second time, I use this 2.5 CorningWare French White dish with a lid, that’s sprayed with Pam baking spray (It’s probably best priced at your local grocery store). This food thermometer is perfect for checking the temperature of the water (120F -130F) to make sure it doesn’t change the effectiveness of the yeast.
I bought the food thermometer for checking meat on the BBQ – but it’s probably one of the most underrated tools in the kitchen. It really takes the guess work out of checking for doneness, and temperatures of ingredients. It goes from -58F to 572F giving it a huge range of uses, (meat, oil, water). You can pick one up a food thermometer here.
Best Uses for this Easy No Knead Bread
This bread is super delicious fresh and never makes it more then a day in the house. What’s nice is its also VERY minimal work. The only downside is you need to give the bread time to rise. Which takes longer than say, standard bread in a baking pan.
The upside though, is once you get in the habit of making this bread, you can whip it up in the morning or the night before to pair it your meals. It’s crunchy on the outside and soft and spongy on the inside . We usually pair it with a marinara pasta dish, chili or snack on it with butter. It’s a nice hearty bread for Fall’s Soup Season!
Super Easy No Knead Bread – Plop BreadPrint
Easy No Knead Bread
I love this bread because it’s minimal ingredients, cooks up beautifully and super easy to make.
- 1 3/4 Cup of Water about 125 degrees F
- 1 1/2 TSP of Salt
- 1/4 TSP. of Active Yeast
- 3 Cups of Flour
- 2.5 qt Dutch Oven or Casserole Dish with lid
- Non-Stick cooking spray
- Cooking Thermometer
- Add 3 cups of flour, salt and and active yeast to a bowl. Mix then add warm Water. It will be a wet sticky dough, all the ingredients should be incorporated.
- Place a towel over the bowl and cover for about 4 -24 hrs. I put the covered bowl on top of the fridge or on a high shelf.
- Using a spatula, fold the dough over onto itself about 20 times. It’s going to be sticky. Cover it again and let it rise for an hour.
- Spray the dutch oven or casserole dish with cooking spray. and plop the dough in with a spatula and cover with lid. Let the dough rise for about 20 minutes.
- Then bake it at 450 F in a 2.5 qt casserole dish with lid (I use Corning ware) for 30 minutes, then another 10 -15 with the lid off for a golden, crispy top.
You want the water to be warm enough to make the yeast activate(120F), but not to hot it can kill it, over (130F).
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