No Knead Large Dutch Oven Bread

No Knead Large Dutch Oven Bread - This recipe is perfect for those of us who only own a 5-6 quart dutch oven. The bread rises tall, crispy and crazy good!

No-knead large dutch oven bread is a recipe adapted for those that only own one large dutch oven.

I’m sure you all have heard of the no-knead miracle bread. Just in the last few months have I started making this bread. I avoided it due to the long rest period. Don’t be like me this recipe is amazing!

I only have one 5.5-quart dutch oven. All though absolutely divine, the original recipe just wasn’t enough to achieve a tall loaf in my pot.

I researched to see if anyone had tried doubling the recipe for a larger dutch oven. Yes! FrugallivingNW had achieved what I was looking for! No-knead large dutch oven bread would finally be mine!

No Knead Large Dutch Oven Bread

No Knead Large Dutch Oven Artisan Bread - This recipe is perfect for those of us who only own a 5-6 quart dutch oven. The bread rises tall, crispy and crazy good!

In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, and yeast. Instant or active dry yeast can be used. Add the water and stir with a wooden spoon until all the ingredients are well incorporated; the dough should be wet and sticky.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let the dough rest 12 to 18 hours on the counter at room temperature.

No Knead Large Dutch Oven Artisan Bread - This recipe is perfect for those of us who only own a 5-6 quart dutch oven. The bread rises tall, crispy and crazy good!

This is what it should look like after resting.  The bread dough will smell yeasty, darken slightly and covered with small bubbles.

The dough is very sticky. When ready to bake, generously flour your hands and a work surface.

Place the dough on a work surface and sprinkle with more flour. Fold the dough over on itself once or twice and, using floured hands, tuck the dough underneath to shape the dough into a rough ball.

Place a large rectangle of parchment paper on a cotton towel and dust it with enough flour to prevent the dough from sticking to the parchment paper as it rises; place dough seam side down on the parchment paper and dust with more flour. Pull the corners of parchment paper around the loaf, wrapping it completely to keep a round shape. (I forgot a photo of this step, sorry.)

Allow to rise about 2 hours.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

While the oven is heating place an oven-safe cast iron dutch oven with lid in the oven to heat.

Once heated, carefully pull out the dutch oven and remove the lid. Untie the dough and carefully slide the parchment with the dough down into the dutch oven.

No Knead Large Dutch Oven Artisan Bread - This recipe is perfect for those of us who only own a 5-6 quart dutch oven. The bread rises tall, crispy and crazy good!

Cover with lid and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover and continue baking for 10-15 more minutes, until the crust is a deep golden brown. ( baking times can vary) The internal temperature of the bread should be around 200 degrees.

When done carefully use the parchment as handles to remove the loaf of bread to a wire rack to cool.

No Knead Large Dutch Oven Artisan Bread - This recipe is perfect for those of us who only own a 5-6 quart dutch oven. The bread rises tall, crispy and crazy good!

But not too long because you are going to want to slather a ton of butter on a warm slice of fresh-baked bread.

This no-knead large dutch oven bread has a crusty exterior and a slightly chewy interior. Perfection!

No Knead Bread Recipe

No Knead Large Dutch Oven Bread - This recipe is perfect for those of us who only own a 5-6 quart dutch oven. The bread rises tall, crispy and crazy good!
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5 from 5 votes

No Knead Large Dutch Oven Bread

No-Knead Large Dutch Oven Bread – This recipe is perfect for those of us who only own a 5-6 quart dutch oven. The bread rises tall, crispy and crazy good!
Prep Time14 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time15 hrs
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, dutch oven, large, no-knead
Servings: 12
Calories: 227kcal
Author: Don’t Sweat The Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 cups bread flour, recommended (or all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface)
  • 1/2 teaspoons instant or active dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 2/3 cups cool water

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, yeast, and salt. Add the water and stir until all the ingredients are well incorporated; the dough should be wet and sticky. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let the dough rest 12-18 hours on the counter at room temperature. When the surface of the risen dough has darkened slightly, smells yeasty, and is dotted with bubbles, it is ready.
  • Heavily flour your hands and a work surface. Place dough on work surface and sprinkle with more flour. Fold the dough over on itself once or twice and, using floured fingers, tuck the dough underneath to form a rough ball.
  • Place a large rectangle sheet of parchment paper on a cotton towel and dust it with enough flour to prevent the dough from sticking to the parchment paper as it rises; place dough seam side down on the parchment paper and dust with more flour. Pull the corners of parchment paper around the loaf, wrapping it completely. Do the same with the towel. Let rise for about 2 hours, until it has doubled in size.
  • After about 1 1/2 hours, preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place a 6-8 quart heavy covered pot, such as a cast-iron Dutch oven, in the oven as it heats. When the dough has fully risen, carefully remove the pot from oven. Unwrap the towel and parchment paper from around the dough carefully lift the parchment and place in the pot. Shake pan once or twice if the dough looks unevenly distributed; it will straighten out as it bakes.
  • Cover and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover and continue baking for 10-15 more minutes, until the crust is a deep golden brown. The internal temperature of the bread should be around 200 degrees. You can check this with a meat thermometer if desired.
  • Remove the bread from the pot and let it cool completely on a wire rack before slicing. ( I can never wait for complete cooling)

Notes

I didn’t use the kitchen towel tip, I just used parchment paper. I tied it together slightly at the top with a rubber band to hold it’s shape.

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 489mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Reply

    this would be great to go along with any great casserole or soup something we often eat during winter months thanks for sharing
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  2. Reply

    This looks delicious! It looks very dense, which is great for grilled cheese. Thank you for sharing at the Creative Muster. Robin | Fluster Buster

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Robin! It’s PERFECT for grill cheese and toast!

  3. Reply

    5 stars
    I know this is an older post, but thank you so much for having posted it!!! I baked bread for the first time in my life and it came out incredibly well!! My grocer’s bakery department has lost a customer for life.

    1. Reply

      Hey, Ryan! We are so happy to hear you loved the recipe, it’s one of our favorites too! Thank you so much for coming by to tell us.

  4. Reply

    5 stars
    I have made a lot of bread, grown my own sourdough culture, and tried many dozens of recipes over the years. This may be the best AND easiest bread EVER. I mean, you never make the same bread twice, but I don’t see how this could go wrong. SOOO flavorful and chewy and soft! THANK YOU!

    1. Reply

      Hi, Sarah! We are so happy you enjoyed the bread!!! I too have tried numerous recipes and sourdough culture, this recipe is awesome!

  5. Reply

    5 stars
    I found our old cast iron dutch oven and decided to give this recipe a shot. It was excellent, has a really nice sourdough taste and golden colour. Will definitely be making again!

  6. Reply

    5 stars
    The best bread I’ve made yet! Perfection.

  7. Reply

    Please help. Will this recipe work in a 4 1/2 quart oval cast-iron Dutch oven? What changes to the ingredients do I need to make? Or, should I buy a larger Dutch oven?

    1. Reply

      Yes, this should work in a 4 1/2 qt dutch oven.

  8. Reply

    5 stars
    FANTASTIC recipe! The last bread I made (in my bread machine) was inedible. I have a new dutch oven, and tried this recipe. Let me tell you, my expectations were LOW, because I’m a walking disaster in the kitchen. THIS BREAD IS PERFECT!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

    1. Reply

      So happy to hear it, Jeri!! Bread is so much more awesome when you make it yourself, isn’t it?!

  9. Reply

    Can this recipe be used with long rise method? Can I leave overnight and bake the next day or will it use up all of the yeast?

  10. Reply

    Please disregard my last email. I dont know what I was thinking! Lo
    Sorry. Have a good day.

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