Super-Quick No-Knead Bread

"This is the latest version of bread coming out of my kitchen. Husband and Son eat it almost as soon as it is out of the oven which makes me grouse at them about sore stomachs. Blahblahblah is probably all they hear because they carry on eating it! Sometimes I make plain crust bread and other times I roll the dough in cracked wheat before placing it in the pans. Either way the bread has a wonderfully crisp crust and a really tender inside."
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Ready In:
2hrs 30mins
2 loaves




  • Mix all dry ingredients together.
  • Add water and stir in until a really sticky dough has formed.
  • Cover with a cloth and leave in a warm place to rise.
  • Punch down and divide dough into two balls.
  • If you are using the cracked wheat, roll the dough balls in the cracked wheat now.
  • Place into well greased pans and bake at 400F for 1 hour.
  • Cook's note: No need for a second rising as the bread rises perfectly in the oven on baking.

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  1. Gail W.
    this takes me way less baking time it only takes me 30 to 40 mins to bake
  2. danneauxs
    Sounds good going to try it now. Seems the total time would be MORE than 1H 3M since I consider rise time part of prep. You never stated aprox how long rising takes (though it varies).


I was born and raised in South Africa but now live in Delaware USA. Since I can remember I have been cooking! My first real cooking experience was when I was 7. I came home from school one afternoon and felt like French toast. My elder brother was home with his friends and did not want to make it for me, so I got a pan out, put it on the stove, turned the stove on to high. After that I could not remember what to do, but I knew that French toast involved bread so I put the bread in the hot pan without grease and poured milk over it! Oy vey... My brother's friend asked me what I was trying to make and I told him. He laughed and told me I was making it wrong but he also taught me how to make French toast the right way. I came home every day after that and made French toast. I felt so confident with the little bit of knowledge I had acquired that I soon started experimenting with other things. Nothing was going to stop me! The first full meal I ever made for my family was boiled rice and oven roasted chicken pieces with a steamed vegetable medley. I was 8 years old and my mom was in hospital. My dad was struggling to hold down an intensely busy job, keep the family going and be with my mom, so I thought I would help him. I don't think he believed that I had done it on my own. I remember telling him that I read in a cookery book how to make a roast chicken but I did not know what "a" rosemary was so I just put the chicken in the dish without it. Decades later with a myriad tried and tested recipes behind me - flops and failures included - I know my way around any food item and kitchen utensil, much to my family's delight!
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