Easy No-Knead Sourdough Flavor Bread

Whether you’re someone who either forgets to feed your sourdough starter regularly (or doesn’t keep one at all), this loaf ensures you don’t have to go without a homemade loaf with robust sourdough flavor. Thanks to our Instant Sourdough Flavor, this no-knead dough can be baked after a quick overnight rest in the refrigerator. Now that’s instant — when it comes to sourdough!

15 mins
50 mins to 1 hr
14 hrs 50 mins
1 loaf
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  1. To make the dough: In a large (at least 4-quart) bowl or container, stir and then knead all the ingredients together to make a sticky, cohesive dough.

  2. Cover the dough loosely and let it rest at room temperature for 1 hour; you can simply drape a piece of plastic over your bowl or use the lid of your container without sealing it shut.

  3. Cover the bowl tightly with a piece of plastic or seal the container with its lid, and refrigerate the dough overnight or for up to three days.

  4. To shape the dough: When you’re ready to make bread, transfer the dough to a floured work surface and shape it into a ball.

  5. Place the dough in a lightly greased lidded baking crock or Dutch oven, cover it, and let it rise for 60 to 90 minutes, until almost doubled.

  6. To bake the bread: Place the crock into your cold oven. Set the oven temperature to 425°F, start the oven, and start a timer for 45 minutes.

  7. When the timer goes off, remove the lid from the crock and continue baking the bread until it’s as golden brown as you’d like and a digital thermometer inserted into the center reads at least 207°F, about 5 to 15 minutes longer.

  8. Remove the bread from the oven and transfer it to a rack to cool completely.

  9. Storage information: Store the bread, well wrapped, at room temperature for up to two days; freeze for longer storage.