No-Knead Crusty Bread Recipe

Did you know that number one item purchased on Amazon outside of gloves and masks during this COVID crisis is a bread maker? I have always wanted to make bread but have been too scared to try. I don’t have a bread maker but thought this no-knead bread recipe could work for everyone with only a few simple required ingredients and a pot with a lid. I was so excited when it worked out as planned.

While I am working from home due to COVID-19, I built up the courage to give this recipe a try. Why don’t you give it a try, too!


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-3 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 packet rapid rise yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • Dutch oven or any large oven-safe dish/bowl and lid


  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, salt and yeast.
  • Add the water and stir using a wooden spoon until the mixture forms into dough ball.
  • Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Let dough sit at room temperature for 1.5 hours. Dough should rise.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place your Dutch oven, uncovered, into the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  • While your Dutch oven preheats, turn dough onto a well-floured surface and, with floured hands, form the dough into a ball. Cover dough loosely with plastic wrap and let rest for 15 more minutes.
  • After the 30 minutes are up, carefully remove Dutch oven. With floured hands, place the bread dough into it.
  • Bake for 30 minutes with lid. Remove lid and bake for an additional 10 minutes more, uncovered.
  • Remove the bread and place on a cutting board. Slice and serve!


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