No Knead Bread (5 Loaves in 2 hours!)

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No Knead Bread

This is my favorite bread recipe!  My aunt taught me how to make it during a visit, and it’s now requested at potlucks, family gatherings, or just at home!  I haven’t found anyone who doesn’t love this recipe, especially because it’s so quick and easy, and there is no kneading involved!

So, I don’t know about you, but reading this, I would be and WAS totally LOST ๐Ÿ™‚   So, to see it in picture, click read more:

Add 5 cups hot water to a huge bowl ๐Ÿ™‚
I use one similar to this that my mom picked up for me at a garage sale for a buck.

Sprinkle 4 TBSP yeast into water

Add 1 Cup oil

add 6 TBSP sugar to activate the yeast

It’ll start doing this bubbly thing

add 2 TBSP salt, if you want (I like it better with the salt)

Start with 6 cups of flour.
Add up to 10 (usually it takes between 9-10).
After the original 6, add 1 cup at a time, until you are up to 9 cups, then add 1/2 a cup at a time.

Stir until well mixed, forming a sticky ball

Cover and wait 10 minutes

After it’s risen for 10 minutes, stir around the bowl once.

Stir from the outside of the bowl, piling onto the inside.  Cover, and wait 10 minutes.  Repeat 6 times.

After you’ve stirred 6 times (10 minutes between each one) oil your hands (yep! Pour vegetable oil right on your hands).  Then take about 1/5 of the dough (sorry, I don’t have pictures of this part… but my hands were covered in oil and dough!) and mold into a loaf shape.  Do this by using both hands, and folding the dough over on itself until it’s smooth on top, and long ๐Ÿ™‚

Place in well oiled Loaf Pan (I used oil for some, and then when they didn’t come out very easily I switched to coating them with Pam for Baking, and then the oil.  The oil gives them a buttery taste, the pam lets it slide out of the pan easily!) Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.  I spray Pam on the bottom of the towel, it makes the bread not stick to it.

Bake for 30-35 minutes at 375.

There is a proper way to let the bread cool.  Did you know that?  I didn’t!  I figured it out the hard way.
If you don’t let it cool properly, it’ll end up looking like this:

So, to let it rest in the loaf pans for at least 5 minutes after removing from the oven. Then, tilt the pans on their side to let the bread cool for at least 10 more minutes. (Sorry about the picture discrepancy, I made 3 batches for my mom’s group, so that’s why there is more than just the 5 loaves pictured)

They’ll slide out easily.   To allow for easier cutting, let cool completely. I never have been able to do that!  They taste WAY to yummy fresh out of the oven!

Eat and Enjoy!

No Knead Bread (5 Loaves in 2 hours!)

This is my favorite bread recipe! I haven't found anyone who doesn't love this recipe, especially because it's so quick and easy, and there is no kneading involved!
4.45 / 5 ( 20 Reviews )
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Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Serves: 60
Adjust Servings: 60


  • 5 cups hot water hotter than bathwater, but not scalding
  • 4 tablespoons yeast
  • 1 cup oil
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 8-10 cups flour


  • Mix all ingredients together, should be sticky, stir down from the outer part of the bowl inward every 10 minutes for 1 hour.
  • Keep covered.
  • Put oil in bread pans.
  • Put dough in bread pans, cover & let rise for 1/2 hour.
  • Makes 4-5 loaves
  • Bake at 375ยฐF/190ยฐC for 30-35 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Can also be used to make : cinnamon rolls, biscuits


Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 234mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

Meal Type: Breads
Categories: Yeast Breads

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