Bready in No Time

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Bready1 I have been a very bad blog reader of late, and am barely checking in on everyone. Naughty. If I would read more carefully, I would've noticed that Amy said the no-knead bread she and half the world baked took . . . 24 hours. I missed that part. I got all my stuff out and then saw that part. And then decided to do this one instead. So Aim, if you're jonesin', this is crazy easy and good and fast.

This is no-knead bread that seems especially appropriate for breakfast because it's sort of sweet. I like it hot out of the oven with a bit of butter and some honey, but it's also amazing as toast the next day. It was my college roommate's recipe so I don't know where it came from, but we often had it with chili for dinner, too — something about that hint of sweetness with the heat of the chili. While the weather is still a bit damp and cold as now, it's so nice. It gets mixed up with a spoon, rises for almost an hour, then dumped straight into its pan.

Bready2 Ann's No-Knead Bread

Combine and set aside:
2 c. flour
1/4 c. sugar
1 T. salt
2 pkgs. dry yeast (1/4 oz. each)

Heat until warm:
1 c. water
1 c. milk
1/4 c. vegetable oil

Have on hand:
1 egg
2 to 2 1/2 c. flour

Mix egg with liquids, then stir all into flour mixture. Blend at lowest speed on mixer, then blend on medium for 3 minutes. By hand stir in another 2 to 2 1/2 c. flour. Cover, let rise 50 minutes until light and doubled in size. Stir down. Spoon into greased  6" x 9" loaf pan. (If your pan has short sides you might want to split it up and put it in two smaller pans; it rises quite a bit.) Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes. Brush top with butter.


Stick a bamboo skewer in the center to test. You want it to come out clean but this is kind of a soft bread, so don't overdo it.


Munch munch.

Have a good weekend, y'all. Oh, and thank you for the crock-pot cookbook recommendations! Going to the library to test some out. Your suggestions are really helpful — thank you!

64 comments's lunch time here and I haven't eaten yet....and my mouth's positively watering! LOVE the smell of fresh baked bread!

Your yummy looking pictures put me over the top and I made that wonderful bread last night.
I had to substitute buttermilk for the regular as I was out of it.
It turned out so great and the buttermilk gave it a little kick,but in a good way.
Can't wait to give it a try this morning with breakfast.
Thanks again for sharing the recipe with us and thank Ann too.

That looks delish!

omg this looks so good...i think I am going to make it as soon as i finish typing this!

Oh, must try this recipe as well, I have the 24 hour version in the hot press, i decided to make it this morning, and will bake it tomorrow. its definetely doing something in there, i think it's bigger than it was. we'll see tomorrow...

Not sure where this recipe originated but I discovered the no-knead bread a few years ago from Suzanne Dunaway's book:

No Need to Knead: Handmade Italian Breads in 90 Minutes

I admit I had a favorite that sounded much like this recipe but if you want to try a few other kinds, it is a great book.

Looks yummy---make it with whole wheat next time and feel "healthy" too :)

I tried your recipe, not only was it unbelievably easy, but so tasty! It was excellent with spicy chili, as you recommended!

I am so glad I found your blog...just randomly reading, and then there you were, with your gorgeous creations and delicious colors. Thanks for what's obviously going to become an addictive read!

I make a very similar no knead bread that I found in an old church cookbook. I agree with you that it makes incredible toast.

Um... did you mean 1 T for tablespoon or teaspoon of salt? I tried to bake that bread with the recipe you posted and mine turned out really dense and really sour tasting. I used 1 TABLESPOON. ???? It didn't really puff up while resting... and didn't bake in 30-35 mins either. I obviously did something wrong... or read something wrong. Shucks!

I asked my husband to make this bread today (he's the baker in the family) and it turned out wonderfully! Thanks for sharing the recipe, we think it's going to be something we have to make (and eat) regularly!

Just made this bread tonight to dip in chicken corn chowder. My BF couldn't believe I made this from scratch. It is soooo good! I will definitely hang on to this recipe. Can't wait until breakfast tomorrow...toast with jam and butter...deelish!

Darnit! 2 in the morning and you've given me the munchies. But all I want to do now is go in the kitchen and bake this BREAD. Curse you, inspiration!!!

It looks so moist, i love moist home made bread. well, i did when i could eat bread. damn allergies, that looks so gooooooood.

Great thanks! I've been trying to track down this no knead bread and this is even better no 24 hours to wait. Thanks again.

my god. i would get a stand mixer just to make this.

I made this bread Sunday morning, and it was all gone by the end of the day. YUM! thank you for the continued inspiration.

I've never made bread although I loove homemade bread and it's because I knew I would have to knead it! I need (not knead) to make this!

Yum! I've been in a bread kind of mood the last couple days--I'll have to try this one!

Alicia, my 10 y/o daughter made your recipe for the bread today. This was her first ever bread. It was wonderful. We had it for dinner with homemade chicken veggie soup. Thanks so much. Diana

Can I ask - how big are your pkgs of dried yeast? I'm anxious that they may be a different size to our English ones. I have cups, I can do American recipies, but I don't want to stuff up the yeast!

Thank you for the recipe!

It looks so yummy!! I might give the recipe a try! How do all you girls in blogland stay so skinny eating all this fabulous food? I love to bake and cook but have to curtail things. I want to know your secret miss "rosy LITTLE Things"? Love your blog!!!!


My favorite no-knead bread comes from an worn copy of a cooking book my a Mormon lady: A Family Raised On Sunshine. I love it for it's versataility.

I haven't been reading much either. Shame on me! I missed this bread recipe. This looks so good..

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My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at




Since August of 2011 I've been using a Canon EOS 60D with an EF 18-200mm kit lens and an EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens.