Recipe: Quick ‘n’ Easy, No Knead White Loaf


This no knead white loaf recipe is from John Kirkwood’s YouTube channel.

How to make a very quick and easy no knead white loaf, easy step by step instructions, from start to finish.

John Kirkwood YouTube Channel

No Knead Bread Recipe


  • 215g (7.5oz) Strong white bread flour
  • 215g (7.5oz) Plain or all-purpose flour
  • 250ml Lukewarm water at 40C (104F)
  • 2tsp Instant or dried active yeast
  • 1tsp Salt
  • 20g (0.75oz) Oil or butter or lard


  1. Grease a 900g / 2lb loaf tin.
  2. Add the sugar and yeast to the warm water, mix well and allow the yeast to activate for 10 minutes until it foams up.
  3. Place the flour and salt into a warm bowl and mix together.
  4. Add the yeast mixture to the flour and add the oil, then mix the ingredients until you have a dough ball formed.
  5. Cover the bowl and place in a warm draught free spot until the dough at least doubles in size, this should take anywhere between 30 and 60 minutes depending on the temperature of your house.
  6. Turn out the dough onto a floured surface, sprinkle a little flour on the dough, and knock it back until all the gas is out of it.
  7. Form the dough into a sausage shape and place it into the greased loaf pan.
  8. Sprinkle a little flour over the dough, cover it with a lightweight dry cloth, place it in a warm spot and allow to rise to about an inch above the top of the loaf tin.
  9. When the is only about 10 minutes left on the final proof, preheat your oven to 190°C / 375°F / Gas mark 5.
  10. Once risen place the loaf into the preheated oven and set your timer for 30 minutes.
  11. Once done remove it from the loaf tin immediately, then place the loaf back in the oven for a further 5 minutes to crisp up the sides.
  12. Remove from the oven and onto a wire rack for at least 20 minutes to cool.

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