No Knead Bread Recipe for Sandwiches

No Knead Bread Recipe for Sandwiches

Do you love artisan bread, but hate the high cost? Does the smell of baking bread make you and your family smile and feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Is homemade bread your favorite for making tasty sandwiches? Boy, do I have a deal for you! This bread takes just four simple ingredients, so you can know what is in your bread. That's healthier than having bread ingredients with a lot of strange words that are hard to pronounce.

I love watching youtube, and I especially enjoy Artisan Bread by Steve. This man makes bread baking simple. My recipe is based on one that he uses. Mixing dough using this method takes about 5 minutes. Then, let it rise for 8-12 hours. There is no kneading involved. Then, shape the dough. That takes another 5 minutes, or less. Let it rise, and bake it. Believe me, it is that easy!

Fresh, homemade bread is a wonderful base for sandwiches. Give this recipe a try. You will be amazed!

No Knead Bread Recipe - American Baguettes


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3 cups flour or bread flour
1 rounded teaspoon of sea salt
1/4-1/2 teaspoon of instant yeast (Use the larger amount for older yeast.)
12 ounces (1 ½ cups) of cool water
1 egg + 2 tablespoons of water (optional)


In a large bowl, add the bread ingredients. Measure 3 cups of flour into the bowl. Use the scoop and shake method. Add one rounded teaspoon of salt. Add ¼ teaspoon of yeast. Stir with a whisk to mix. Add the water. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, stir the dough until all of the ingredients are completely mixed. Scrape down the sides from time to time. When the dough is completely mixed, cover the bowl with plastic wrap or foil. Put the bowl in a warm place and let it stand for 8-12 hours.

After 8-12 hours the dough is ready to shape. Turn the sticky dough out onto a floured surface. Use a rubber spatula or your hands. I like to put parchment paper on the counter and flour it. Turn the dough several times until it is completely floured and is in one big ball. Using a scraper or knife, cut the dough ball into 2 equal pieces. Make each of those pieces into 2 equal balls and set them aside. You will have 4 dough balls. Use your hands and roll each into a bread baguette and let them rest for 10 minutes. This will make them easier to stretch into your baguette shape. You can shape them into fewer baguettes, if desired, but you need to let them cook longer, since they are larger.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Stretch each of the baguettes until they are about as long as the cookie sheet. Put each on the parchment lined cookie sheet, but don't have them touching. Cover the cookie sheet with a clean kitchen towel. Put in a warm place for 1-2 hours to let bread rise, or proof.

Remove the towel. Heat the oven to 450 F. degrees for about half an hour. If you are using a baking stone, heat it when you preheat the oven. You can put the parchment with baguettes on the stone, or you can just use a cookie sheet. I just use the cookie sheet. It seems easier to me.

If you want shiny loaves, mix the egg and water and brush gently over the loaves. Use scissors to cut slashes in the loaves, if desired. After the oven is at 450 F. put the cookie sheet in the oven for about 15-20 minutes or until the loaves are golden brown. Remove them from the oven and cool the loaves on racks or on the cookie sheet. If you want a more tender top crust, rub it with a bit of butter, after it comes out of the oven.

If you want traditional bread, just put the dough into a loaf pan that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Let it rise, and then bake it for about 30-40 minutes.

After the loaves are cool, use a serrated knife to cut them into sandwich sized pieces, and then, make your favorite sandwiches. Enjoy your yummy bread!

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