Simple Bread Recipe

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The no-knead bread recipe, created by Jim Lahey – founder of Sullivan Street Bakery, is simple and produces outstanding results every time.


  • 430 grams flour
  • 1 gram yeast
  • 8 grams salt
  • 345 grams water


Step 1

  • Combine flour, yeast and salt and mix.
  • Add water and stir until the dough is sticky in a ball type shape – don’t over think this – it should take less than a minute – no kneading required.
  • Wrap with plastic wrap/cling film and rest for 12-18 hours at warm room temperature, about 70F/21C.

Step 2

  • The dough will be ready when it has bubbles on the surface and after the proofing in step 1 has completed.
  • On a floured work surface, fold the dough over on itself once or twice.
  • Cover loosely with plastic wrap/cling film and let rest about 15 minutes.

Step 3

  • Shape dough into a ball and place onto a square piece of parchment paper – seam side down.
  • Let rise for 2 hours.
  • Heat oven to 450F degrees with your cast iron/dutch oven in oven as it heats up.
  • Remove the pot and lower in the parchment paper by for corners – shake pot to get dough even.
  • .Cover with lid and bake 30 minutes, then remove lid and bake another 15 minutes, until loaf is browned

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