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April 23, 2016 / mintcustard

No knead loaf – simple and so tasty!


Jim Leahy’s no knead loaf.

I first spotted this loaf on the Paul Hollywood Food Network UK show, City Bakes. I cannot believe how simple and easy this recipe for a No knead loaf from Jim Leahy owner of Sullivan Street Bakery in New York is. The only real effort involved in this bake is weighing the ingredients and giving the flour, water and yeast a stir.Yes, a stir! I’m so used to kneading for a good ten minutes, looking for the change in the dough structure. As unconventional as it appeared I followed the recipe to the letter, except that I have a banneton so used that rather than flouring a tea towel for the second proving.

I took photos of the process so follow the recipe on the website and have a look at the steps showing my loaf baking too.


This dough has been proving overnight, you can see the way the dough was only roughly mixed.


Turned out of the bowl and lightly shaped. No kneading though.


Into a banneton to double in size again.


Dough shaped and placed into my ready heated Le Creuset casserole pot.


After 30 minutes in the casserole pot, with the lid on.


After an additional 15 minutes in the pan, with the lid off. Now cooling on a rack. look at that crust!


So light, crusty and delicious.

I’ve added this to the Bready, Steady, Go! Challenge. The Challenge is run by Baking Queen 74 and Utterly Scrummy Food For Families. Link up any of your own bread challenges too.




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  1. mindyb69 / Apr 24 2016 4:35 pm

    Looks so delicious ! Great blog and nice pics, thanks

  2. Tim / Jun 20 2016 2:59 pm

    What temperature for the oven please

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