25th February 2024

Bread Loaf – No Knead

Bread Loaf - No Knead

Bread Loaf – No Knead is as the name suggests a recipe for Bread Loaf which needs absolutely no kneading. You just have to mix the very few ingredients together with a spatula and then proof the dough before you bake it. What you get for your minimal effort is a light and porous loaf, which you can slice and use for numerous needs. So go ahead and try this chemical and preservative free bread today (For other bread or cakes, click here).

1st Proofing: 1 ½ Hour.

2nd Proofing: 1 Hour.

Baking Time: 40 to 45 Mins.


  • Maida [APF} – 500 gms
  • Sugar – 2 tsp.
  • Instant Yeast – 1 tsp.
  • Butter – 1 tsp. (for brushing)
  • Oil (neutral taste) – 2 tbsp.
  • Salt – ½ tbsp.
Making of Bread Loaf - No Knead

Step 1:     To activate the yeast, take 200 ml luke warm water in a bowl and stir in the sugar. Then sprinkle the yeast and cover the bowl and leave aside for 12 to 15 minutes to froth.

Step 2:     Take the flour and salt in a bowl and give it a mix (use the backside of a wooden spoon).

Step 3:     Now add the activated yeast mixture, 275 ml lukewarm water, the oil and mix well to form a sticky dough. Cover the dough with a wet towel and leave in a warm place for 1 ½ hour.

Making of Bread Loaf - No Knead
Making of Bread Loaf - No Knead
Making of Bread Loaf - No Knead

Step 4:     Later, the dough will have risen and doubled in size. Take a spatula and move the edge to line the center (as shown in the picture).

Making of Bread Loaf - No Knead

Step 5:     Grease a loaf tin ( 8 x 4 ½ ) and keep aside.

Making of Bread Loaf - No Knead

Step 6:     Grease your palms with oil and lift the sticky dough and drop into the loaf tin. Spread the dough as evenly as you can to cover the entire surface of the tin using greased fingers. Keep aside to rise for another 60 minutes (see picture)

Making of Bread Loaf - No Knead

Step 7:    Pre-heat an oven to 200° C for 20 minutes and then bake the loaf on the center rack for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and brush with butter till the crust looks shiny. Allow to cool completely before you de-mould. De-mould and wrap in a clean dry cloth. Slice and use as needed.

Making of Bread Loaf - No Knead
Bread Loaf - No Knead
Bread Loaf - No Knead
A slice of Bread Loaf - No Knead topped with a fried egg


    • You need to follow the procedure and oven temps and time. You will know when the load has formed a crust. Further you can tap the loaf lightly with a wooden spoon and it should sound hollow.

  1. I want to make this bread, unfortunately don’t have yeast, is there a substitute? And if there is, what procedure should be followed?

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