No-Knead Garlic Cheese Flatbread

Recipe by PJ Hamel

Stir up the batter for this easy yeast bread, scoop it into a 9" x 13" pan, and bake up a moist, golden flatbread, studded with melting cheese and chopped garlic. Serve it fresh; or let it rest overnight, then cut into strips and crisp in the oven, to make delightfully crunchy appetizer bread sticks. This recipe is a simple variation on Blitz Bread, our simplest no-knead bread.

10 mins
35 to 40 mins
1 hr 45 mins
about 18 servings of bread; or about fifty 6 1/2" bread sticks
No-Knead Garlic-Cheese Flatbread


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  1. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan, and drizzle 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil in the bottom.

  2. Weigh your flour; or measure it by gently spooning it into a cup, then sweeping off any excess. Combine flour with the rest of the ingredients except the cheese and garlic, and beat at high speed with an electric mixer for 60 seconds.

  3. Add the cheese and garlic, beating gently just to combine.

  4. Scoop the sticky batter into the prepared pan, cover the pan, and let it rise at room temperature for 60 minutes, till it's become puffy.

  5. While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 375°F.

  6. Sprinkle the dough with pizza seasoning, and/or the dried herbs of your choice.

  7. Bake the bread till it's golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes.

  8. Remove it from the oven, wait 5 minutes, then turn it out of the pan onto a rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

  9. To make crunchy bread sticks, cut day-old bread into 1/2" slices. Lay the slices on an ungreased baking sheet, and bake them in a preheated 350°F to 400°F oven till they're a light golden brown and crunchy, 15 to 25 minutes or so; keep your eye on them, as they brown quickly towards the end.