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The Ultimate Guide To No Knead Sourdough Bread: No Stressing, No Kneading!

No Knead Sourdough Bread Recipe

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I’ll walk through a simple no knead sourdough recipe in detail.

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf (10 slices) 1x


  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) Active Sourdough Starter
  • 3 cups (360 grams) Flour
  • 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) Water (Lukewarm)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Salt


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Parchment paper
  • Dutch oven or heavy lidded baking pot
  • Kitchen towel or plastic wrap


  1. In a large bowl, combine the sourdough starter, flour, and salt.
  2. Gradually add the water and mix with your hand or a wooden spoon until a shaggy dough forms. The dough will be sticky.
  3. Ensure all flour is incorporated, but avoid over-mixing.
  4. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap.
  5. Let the dough rise at room temperature for 12 to 18 hours.
  6. After the first rise, the dough should be doubled in size and have bubbles on the surface.
  7. Lightly flour a work surface. Gently transfer the dough onto the surface.
  8. Fold the dough over itself a couple of times and shape it into a rough ball.
  9. Cover with a kitchen towel and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  10. After the short rest, shape the dough more tightly into a ball.
  11. Place the dough seam-side down on a piece of parchment paper.
  12. Cover with a kitchen towel and let it rise for about 2 hours, until it has noticeably puffed up.
  13. About 30 minutes before the end of the second rise, place your Dutch oven (with the lid on) in your oven.
  14. Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C).
  15. Carefully remove the hot Dutch oven from your oven. Lift the dough using the parchment paper and place it into the Dutch oven.
  16. Cover with the lid and bake for 25 minutes.
  17. After 25 minutes, remove the lid and bake for another 20-30 minutes, until the bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped.
  18. Remove the bread from the Dutch oven and let it cool on a wire rack for at least an hour before slicing.
  • Author: Natasha Krajnc
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Category: bread


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 152 kcal
  • Fat: 0.46 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32 g
  • Protein: 4.3 g