Grandma’s No-Knead Peasant Bread

15 million+ views on my bread videos on TikTok and Instagram. This bread is crispy on the outside but warm soft and chewy on the inside. This “peasant bread “that my grandma taught me is to die for and it couldn’t be easier. Everyone can make bread with this recipe. If you are capable of adding 4 ingredients to a bowl and stirring it up, you are capable of making bread. It is so easy and delicious. This recipe makes 1 loaf but feel free to double it. You will need

Grandma’s no-knead peasant bread by the modern nonna no knead peasant bread

Grandma’s No-Knead Peasant Bread

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15 million+ views on my bread videos on TikTok and Instagram. This bread is crispy on the outside but warm soft and chewy on the inside. This “peasant bread “that my grandma taught me is to die for and it couldn’t be easier. Everyone can make bread with this recipe. If you are capable of adding 4 ingredients to a bowl and stirring it up, you are capable of making bread. It is so easy and delicious. This recipe makes 1 loaf but feel free to double it. You will need:
5 from 6 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour 413 grams whole-wheat works too
  • 1 teaspoon salt 5 grams
  • ½ teaspoon active dry yeast 3 grams
  • 1 ¾ cups warm water 400ml

Instructions
 

  • Mix all of your ingredients in a really big bowl until you have a very sticky dough. Cover it and let it rise at room temp overnight, place your dough ball somewhere away from drafts that could be in your microwave, in a cupboard, or in your cold oven.
  • The following day you can uncover it and flour your counter. Pour your dough out and flour it on top as well.
  • You don’t need to KNEAD it you can just move it around until you have a really nice and soft dough that is no longer sticky.
  • You can flour your loaf a little bit more if it still sticks to your hands. Place your loaf into ANY oven safe dish lined with parchment paper. Lid on, and place it in your oven that’s not pre-heated.
  • Turn on your oven to 450F and bake for 30 minutes, 30 minimum later uncover it and bake for another 25-30 minutes or less.
  • Bread is done once it’s nice and light and golden on each side. Let it cool 5-10 minutes and dig in! Enjoy. You can let it cool and cover it or wrap it up and store the bread on the counter. It will always be the best the same day.

Notes

If your dough is too dry you can add a touch more water, and if your dough is too wet you can add a touch more flour. Please always level of your flour with a knife before adding it to your bowl to have more precise measurements. I have not tried baking with foil if you don’t have a lid but it should work.
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14 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    I have never made bread before until I found this recipe. I’ve always felt intimidated making anything that required yeast and flour. Not only was this recipe easy to follow with her spot on instructions but the results are so satisfying knowing you made it yourself from scratch. Crispy golden crust and warm delicious pillowy goodness inside. This has been my go to bread all thru out Covid.

  2. I bought a new Pioneer woman cast iron dutch oven. It says not to go over 400. Should I try for 450 or can I cook it at 400?

  3. 5 stars
    I have always wanted to learn how to make bread. After some unsuccessful tryouts, I found The Modern Nonna in Tiktok and gave this recipe a try. This was A MA ZING. I have done this bread a lot of times and it always end up great and tasty. Then I followed her and now I am such a fan! 😀

  4. 5 stars
    Wow wow wow, i am in LOVE witht his bread. I saw this on pinterest while laying in bed last night, and said “oh thats easy that’ll take me like 5 min to prep” woke up this morning, took 10 more minutes to set everything up, and an hour later, i had FRESH AWESOME BREAD. I’ve tried making bread before in the past, and failed miserably, like super bad. This turned out exactly how bread should turn out. I will forever use this.

  5. Very easy recipe to make. Like the crustiness of the outside will most definitely make again. Also want to try using whole-wheat flour

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