Mix all the ingredients in a medium bowl. The dough shouldn’t be wet, but it will be shaggy and sticky. If it is too wet, add flour 1 tbsp at a time until the side of the bowl are mostly clean.
Cover and allow to rise for 12-18 hours. The dough will be ready when it has tripled in size and is dotted with lots of air bubbles.
Flour a work surface and your hands. Sprinkle a bit of flour around the inside of the bowl, and remove the dough from the bowl.
Sprinkle the dough with flour, and fold it over itself once or twice. Let it rest for about 15 minutes.
Add a thin clean towel in a bowl and sprinkle liberally with flour. Flour the dough again until you can form it into a ball without it sticking to the counter. Place in the bowl and cover with the edges of the towel. Allow it to rest for 1 hour.
At least 20 minutes before the dough is ready, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Place a sheet of parchment inside your dutch oven and put the lid on it. Place the dutch oven in the oven while it is preheating.
Once preheated, remove the lid of the dutch oven. Reduce the oven temp to 400 degrees F.
Gently tip the dough out of the bowl and into the dutch oven. Place the lid back on it and bake at 400 F for 30 minutes.
Remove the lid after 30 minutes, and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
Remove from the dutch oven immediately and allow it to fully cool on a baking rack.
Courtesy of Mother Earth News, adaptations by me.If you're pressed for time, you can let it rise in an Instant Pot fitted with a glass lid. Drizzle a bit of olive oil in the Instant Pot insert and add the dough. Press "Yogurt", and adjust the time to 4 hours.
No Knead Dutch Oven Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 115Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
No Knead Dutch Oven Bread - https://www.sustainablecooks.com/no-knead-bread/