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Fast and Easy No Knead Bread

A No Knead Bread that is fast, easy and delicious.  No 18 hour rising time, just 2 hours and baked to perfection.  Fresh Homemade Bread just in time for dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: antipasto, Appetizer, Bread and Pizza
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 3 loaves
Calories: 522kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 3 1/4 cups 1 tablespoon all purpose flour (450 grams)
  • 1 1/2 cups + 3 tablespoons lukewarm water / divided (396 grams)
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon honey


  • In a small bowl add 1/4 cup (60 grams) of lukewarm water, 1 teaspoon of honey (I mixed these together then added the yeast) and yeast.  Let sit 5 minutes then mix to combine.
  • In a large glass bowl add the flour, make a well in the centre and add the yeast mixture and remaining water (1 1/4 cups + 3 tablespoons / 340 grams), start to combine with a wooden spoon, then add the salt and combine well.  Sprinkle the top with 1 tablespoon of flour.
  • Cover the bowl and place in a warm draft free area and let rest for 2 hours.
  • After 1 3/4 hours has passed pre-heat oven to 420° F (220°C).  And line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper, sprinkled with flour.
  • With the help of a spatula transfer the dough  (floured side up) onto the prepared sheet.  Divide the dough into 3 parts, shape into logs approximately 2 inches apart.  Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes.  (Bread is done when tapped on the bottom and there is a hollow sound). Enjoy!


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Calories: 522kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1169mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 6.4mg