No Knead French Bread

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Elaniemay

I got this from a friend when I was in high school. This is wonderful!! And so super easy! Thanks Kate!

Top Review by Chocolatl

I made half a recipe and, since I don't have a Kitchenaid mixer, stirred it by hand. I admit I was a bit skeptical of how it would turn out--but the bread is delicious, very flavorful, with a soft crumb and crisp crust. It takes some pretty heavy-duty stirring, though! Still, it is easier than hand-kneading, and the result is terrific. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water.
  2. In a large bowl mix hot water, sugar, oil, salt and 1/2 of the flour.
  3. Stir in yeast mixture.
  4. Gradually add remaining flour until it is all mixed in .
  5. Leave spoon in dough and let sit 10 minute.
  6. Stir vigorously.
  7. Let sit 10 more min, then stir again.
  8. Repeat until it has been stirred 5 times.
  9. Divide dough in 1/2.
  10. Roll each half into a rectangle about 9 by 12 inches.
  11. Roll up length wise and place seam down on a baking sheet.
  12. Optionally brush with egg white.
  13. Let rise 30 minute.
  14. Bake at 400 for 25- 35 minute.

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