12 Hour No-Knead Bread

Restaurant style 12 Hour No-Knead Bread with olive bruschetta is a very simple recipe to make, and takes just 6 ingredients.

12 hour no knead bread

12 Hour No-Knead Bread

Why not try this Cinnamon Monkey Bread recipe? Perhaps this Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread is more your style!

One of the simple pleasures in life is fresh warm bread from the oven. I must have tried a good handful of bread recipes out there, all differing in ingredients to cook time, and especially kneading and rise time.

I’ve used the bread maker and the oven, old recipes and new .. really, the list goes on.

easy 12 hour no knead bread recipe

I’ve made bread successfully about the same amount of times that I’ve failed horribly, I’ve found that some bread recipes are just so finicky that the fail rate goes through the roof.

I just hate when ingredients, time and energy go to waste. Especially when it comes to bread recipes. Some take so long, and to have it fail makes you never want to try again.

Yet through trial and error, I have myself a good group of bread recipes that I can truly rely on. One that are delicious and with little effort.

no knead easy bread recipe 12 hour rise

This 12 Hour No-Knead Bread recipe is one of those that I’m happy to have and keep in my collection.

12 Hour No-Knead Bread is actually very simple to make. One of the greatest things is that you don’t need to spend any time kneading the dough. That is always the part I hated doing.

12 hour no knead bread recipe easy

This recipe takes just 6 ingredients and results in great tasting bread that is sought after from restaurants.

You know, the bread basket that goes under attack when it reaches the table? This is what comes to mind when I think of a really good bread!

I think the olive bruschetta really makes this recipe stand out, give it a try and enjoy very much!

Make sure to check out our Easy Focaccia Bread Recipe!

simple to make 12 hour no knead bread recipe
easy 12 hour no knead bread recipe

12 Hour No-Knead Bread

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 20 minutes

Restaurant style 12 Hour No-Knead Bread with olive bruschetta is a very simple recipe to make, and takes just 6 ingredients.


  • 1 cup Olive bruschetta, can use chopped green/black/red olives if you prefer
  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1 pkg Yeast
  • 2 tbsp Oil, not much since the Olive Bruschetta is packed in oil but if you use just olives, have more oil on hand to add more if needed
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1½ cup Water


  1. In a bowl, add the flour, yeast, and oil. Mix well.
  2. Add the salt, and mix again.
  3. Slowly add in the water, begin to mix as you add the water and continue throughout. You want a “shaggy” type of dough, meaning it'll be sort of stringy, somewhat dry but not too dry.
  4. Cover and let the dough rise for a minimum of 12 hours to a max of 18 hours.
  5. At the 12 hour mark, put a little bit of flour on the counter and dump out the dough. It should look like there are “strands” of dough pulling from the sides of the bowl and it should be well doubled in size.
  6. Take the edges of the dough and fold it into the center. There is no real science to this, just bring the outer edges into the center and press down.
  7. Take a piece of parchment paper and flip the dough onto the paper so the seams are facing down.
  8. Add the cup of olive bruschetta and cover. Let rise for 1 hour.
  9. When there is 15 minutes left of the rising process, take a heavy Dutch oven or baking pan with a lid, and place them in the oven at 450 – 500 degrees. You want the pot to be very hot so please be extra cautious with this high of an oven temperature.
  10. When the oven and pan are preheated, CAREFULLY lift the dough WITH the parchment paper and drop it into the pot/pan which is still in the oven. Put on the lid, and shut the oven door. Turn down the heat to 400 and let it cook for 30 minutes. At the 30 minute mark, remove the lid and let it cook another 10 – 15 minutes to brown the top.
  11. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely before slicing.
  12. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 261Sodium: 392mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 3gProtein: 7g

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  1. Oh I like this one. I have made a similar bread and was so surprised at how delicious it turn out. (and so little effort) Your combo of the flours and your additions sound delicious. Will definitely be trying your version. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is what we should all be doing! I wonder if I can incorporate gluten free flours to make your lovely bread?! ????

  3. The directions call for oil but the ingredients list does not have oil in it. How much oil or are you referring to the bruschetta?

  4. Sounds absolutely delicious and would make a great gift for my mother, I never know what to get her and she loves her bread!!

  5. Sounds like a yummy and easy bread to make! Thanks for the recipe, will have to make it soon to try it out.

  6. I’ll have to try this. I abandoned my breadmaker in favour of making it in a pan so I’m always looking for new bread recipes 🙂

  7. The bread sounds easy and looks yummy. This would be perfect to do in the evening and let stand overnight.

  8. There’s no mention of when to add the cup of olive bruschetta.
    I consulted another olive bread recipe and folded it in before the 1 hour rising period. It worked great.
    Maybe you can add this to your recipe!
    It was delicious.

  9. Not sure how nobody asked before:

    – how much is 1 yeast package over there ?
    – what kind of yeast are you/we using ?

    I’m assuming you meant fresh yeast. Over here ( Europe ) one package of fresh yeast tend to be around 25gr ( 0.88oz ) . For dry yeast we’d use 1/3 of that .

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