Zurie's Overnight No-Knead Bread

70 mins (prep 15, cooking 55)
6 ingredients
1 servings
After posting this recipe, and making the bread at least 3 times a week, I have simplified the rising process, and eliminated the messy parts. The original recipe comes from baker Jim Lahey of the Sullivan Street Bakery, and has been discussed on Zaar. I have tweaked it a bit, and this is the closest I can come to those French "boules". It is real BREAD bread, not chemical cottonwool. All you need is time. The instructions are terribly long, but once you've read through it, you will see it's only to make the already-easy process still easier. Now you only need hunt up a suitably heavy pot with lid ... This is the best bread I've eaten in years. UPDATE, 13-8-07: Decided to try and use 4 cups flour to get a fatter loaf. It worked, and with the same smallish pot I got a lovely loaf. This 2nd recipe is tacked on to the instruction list. Good luck! By the way, if you want wholewheat bread, don't use this recipe. Rather use your bread machine or your normal way of bread-making. This very French-style loaf should be made from white bread flour, and you can add in a little fine rye flour. Sometimes I add 1 cup of "brown bread grain flour" which is very finely stone-milled, and has no large bran flakes. But basically, this is a white bread. Go on, indulge! Slice a piece for yourself when you can handle it and the crust is still crunchy-hard ... Heaven!

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  • 3 cups white bread flour, not wholewheat (750 ml)
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 12 -13 fluid ounces water (415 ml, original recipe said 1 5/8ths cup, which was extremely difficult to get right)


Serving Size (1424.96 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 3114.51 Calories from Fat 284.76
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31.64g 48.68%
Saturated Fat 6.5g 32.51%
Trans Fat 0.19g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 8156.91mg 339.87%
Total Carbohydrate 609.78g 203.26%
Dietary Fiber 57.68 g 230.74%
Sugars 39.92 g %
Protein 112.5g 225.01%
Vitamin A 39.5IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 1980.99mg% Iron 38.48mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
instant yeast