Ben’s Bread

Homemade bread that fits into a busy schedule, or more accurately my son’s schedule. We’ve been enjoying the occasional loaf of bread. The recipe is a version of the no-knead bread that became popular maybe 10 years ago, but even simpler with the “weird steps” removed as Ben found out you could do. There are many video and blogs about this bread. Here is the video my kids used as a guide.

This bread has very high reward to effort ratio and the timing is flexible. My teenage son, not an avid baker, makes this a couple times a month and we are very appreciative.

Ben’s Bread – a streamlined no-knead bread recipe


4 cups flour ( or 1/2 cup can be whole wheat)

¼ teaspoon yeast

1½ to 2 teaspoons salt

2 cups warm water

Mix everything together in a bowl until it looks like one piece of dough.

Cover with a damp tea towel with a dinner plate on top then leave it alone to rise for 18 to 24 hours. (Photo doesn’t show the plate.) Anyone want to buy a wooden bowl? Teenage son and daughter make these too.


After the rise time, it will look like this.
Sprinkle with flour and divide in half.
Shape into a loaf.



Cover and let rise again for 2 hours. 
Don’t sit on the bread.
Cut slashes into the dough before baking. Bake at 425 F for 35 to 45 minutes.
Homemade bread with baker, Ben.


(For the gluten free bread eaters, I’ve always been curious about this recipe, Gluten Free Bread That Doesn’t Suck, but never had a good reason to try it.)

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  1. Cindy
    February 26, 2016

    Excellent, I will try it , love the smell of fresh bread. Thank you June!

    • June
      February 26, 2016

      Let me know how it goes, Cindy. It is a favourite of ours.

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