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Fastest No Knead Bread

2-HOUR Fastest No Knead Bread

2-Hour Fastest No Knead Bread

No knead bread in two hours? Believe it! Be sure to aerate your flour before measuring. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Makes: One loaf

2-Hour Fastest No Knead Bread

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups bread flour (all purpose works too)
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast (1 packet)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water (up to 130ยฐ F)
  • (about 2 Tablespoons extra flour for shaping)

Instructions:

  1. Combine flour, yeast and salt in a large bowl. Stir in water until itโ€™s well combined.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.
  3. After 40 minutes, place a 3 to 6-quart Dutch oven with lid in a cold oven and preheat to 450ยฐ F.
  4. After the dough has rested for the hour, place it on a well-floured surface and sprinkle with a little flour. Using a scraper fold dough over 10-12 times & shape into a rough ball.
  5. Place in a parchment paper-lined bowl and cover with a towel or another bowl. Let stand on counter top for 15 minutes.
  6. After 15 minutes, carefully, using oven gloves, lift the parchment paper and dough from the bowl and place gently into the hot pot. (parchment paper goes in the pot too) Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. After 30 minutes, remove lid and parchment paper. Return, uncovered, to oven and bake 10 more minutes.

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12 Comments on "2-HOUR Fastest No Knead Bread"

  1. Alecia

    Not sure if the photo will post. Just made this and it came out perfectly!! 53248916245__E194153F-2838-4D7D-888D-4ABD79976CB0.JPG

    • Jenny

      To send a photo please use the link provided in “Your Photos.”

  2. mari

    Love your energy, makes for enjoyable viewing. I noticed you use a Lodge dutch oven for no knead bread. The instruction for the Lodge says never heat empty. Do you add oil or water when heating yours? I’m afraid I’ll ruin mine after reading that a poster on other site said hers exploded.

  3. Cheryl D. Clayton

    Just made it. Turned out wonderful!!!

  4. AMY

    Jenny you’re wonderful! Thank you!!
    Any tips on freezing dough to bake later?
    Could any of your bread recipes be frozen in dough form. My Hubby is a farmer and I have tons of wheat to go through lol.
    Thank you for your time๐Ÿ˜Š

  5. Jane

    Love your recipes. You are a fabulous cook, but most of all you re a great instructor. The great instructions you provide make us better cooks.
    Whenever I am looking for a recipe I check your website.
    Keep publishing!!!

    ๐Ÿ˜

  6. Nicole L.

    Wow!! amazing bread. I just made this recipe. I did not have time to take a picture of it. Just had to sink my teeth into it. Best ever!!! No more running out for bread ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. TC Burnett

    I have tried all of Jenny’s crusty bread and roll recipes. They all come out wonderfully!

  8. Jackie

    Jenny, I love, love, love your recipes. I have made your other breads and they were all excellent but I have to admit this one (so far) is my favorite. For anyone that is afraid to make your own bread, Jenny’s recipes are SOOO easy to make. Just follow the directions, you won’t be sorry!

    Thanks Jenny ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh and the pizza dough is to die for!

  9. Mary White

    I have made 3 of your bread recipes and they have all been a hit. But I must admit this one is my favorite! I was always intimidated with making bread because it always failed for whatever reason. But these recipes are easy to follow and we had bread in 2 hours. I added ground rosemary and garlic when it was rising and garlic powder on top before I put in the oven. It was delicious!
    Thank you.

  10. BECKY

    WOW!!! Now I make my own bread all the time. I was always running out at odd hours for bread, milk and eggs. At least it solved one problem. They won’t allow
    chickens and cows in this apartment building.

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