4 Ingredient No-Knead White Bread

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4 Ingredient No-Knead White Bread
4 Ingredient No-Knead White Bread


  • 4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt


  1. Stir flour, water, yeast, and salt together in a large bowl (at least 6-quart capacity) until a loose, wet dough comes together. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature until risen, 6 to 8 hours.
  2. Transfer half of the dough to a sheet of parchment paper and form into a ball. Repeat with remaining dough on another piece of parchment paper. Place parchment paper into an oven-proof pot or dish. Repeat with remaining dough and another pot or dish. Let dough rest for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 450. Place a shallow baking dish on the lower rack of the oven.
  4. Pour 1 1/2 cups hot water into baking dish in oven. Place loaves in oven and bake until golden brown, crusty, and cooked through, about 30 minutes.
Mealthy tip:

With bread baking (and with most things in life, really), patience is a virtue. The longer you let the dough rise, the more tangy your bread will be. You can refrigerate the dough for up to 5 days to get a good tang and more of a sourdough loaf.


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