Ready to start making your own bread? Then this No Knead Rosemary Garlic Bread is the perfect, easy, no kneading required bread to start with!
Is there anything more comforting than the smell of fresh baked bread? How about some No Knead Rosemary Garlic Bread fresh baked that requires not a single bit of dough kneading? Nope. There isn't.
That's why this recipe is incredibly easy. It's the perfect intro to bread making and so delicious!
First, just some super simple ingredients.
- Flour - All purpose for this recipe is best. Bread flour will work, but it has more gluten-forming protein which makes a thicker crust and wont create the same open holed crumb that the all purpose makes.
- Yeast - You can also use just regular active yeast or instant yeast, because there will be plenty of time for it to activate and proof, so use what you have!
- Garlic - Fresh, of course! You can leave it whole, mince it, or our favorite is thinly sliced.
- Rosemary - Fresh again is best. But you can totally use dried, see recipe notes.
- Salt - A fine salt like table is best because it will incorporate the best within the dough. You could use a fancy salt like a pink Himalayan, too. Just as long as it's a fine ground salt.
- Water - Warm. At least a little bit and definitely not cold. Remember, yeast is alive! It needs a little warmth to activate, but don't burn it! The best is 90 - 105 degrees, if you have an instant read thermometer it'll take all the guess work out. But basically just lukewarm, that's all your need.
So Easy to Make!
Seriously, this is why it is the perfect introduction to bread making recipe. It is SO incredible easy.
Step 1: Mix everything except water in a large bowl.
Step 2: Add water and mix until you have a very sticky, rough dough.
Tip: Don't worry - it's supposed to be very sticky! And don't overmix it, just mix it until everything is combined.
Step 3: Give it a long rise. Cover it with plastic wrap and then let it sit for at least 6 and up to 12 hrs. This is where the magic happens!
Step 4: Add that dough to either a (greased) loaf pan or a dutch oven to rise again.
Tip: Sprinkle the edges of this wet dough with some flour. This will help you pull it out of the bowl and shape it.
Step 5: Once it has risen again, add a little more fresh rosemary (if you'd like) on top of your bread and then score it with a bread lame or super sharp knife.
Step 6: Bake! In either a loaf pan...
...or a Dutch oven!
Who doesn't love a good Dutch Oven bread? When you want a bread that looks artisan, pull out that Dutch oven! It wont rise as much as a formed bread in a loaf pan, but it will have that lovely oval shape.
While we love us an artisan bread, for this recipe we prefer it in a loaf pan! Not only does it provide a great shape, but by greasing the pan (generously with butter), it creates it own crust and added flavor!
My favorite thing about this bread is how wonderfully crispy the crust is while the center is perfectly soft a chewy. Then of course the rosemary and garlic flavors? Amazing - and they are not subtle. It is an in your face rosemary and garlic bread!
We make this bread All. Of. The. Time. It is our go-to. The hardest part of it? Remembering to prep it! Which makes this bread is absolutely the perfect "gateway" homemade bread!
Other Homemade Breads
- Dan's Como Bread
- English Muffins From Scratch
- Copycat Dave's Killer Bread
- No Knead Rosemary Garlic Bread
- Easy White Sandwich Bread
- Whole Wheat Honey Oat Bread
- Easy Dinner Rolls From Scratch
- Easy Crusty French Baguette
- Homemade Irish Soda Bread
No Knead Rosemary Garlic Bread
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1.5 cups warm water
- 1/4 teaspoon yeast instant or active
- 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary minced
- 5-6 garlic cloves
- In a large bowl, add all ingredients except water and give a mix.
- Then add water and mix until everything is incorporated - but don't mix too much.
- Cover with plastic wrap and let rest/rise for at least 6 hrs and up to 12-14 hrs.
- In the morning, generously grease a loaf pan. Then lightly flour the edges of the bowl and then turn dough onto a floured surface and shape into a loaf shape and add to the loaf pan. Or just "pour" into the pan. Add additional fresh rosemary on top, if desired. Cover with towel and let rise for at least another 2 hrs.If using a Dutch oven, lined Dutch oven with parchment paper and "pour" dough onto parchment paper and let rise for at least 2 hrs.
- Meanwhile, pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
- After 2 hours and loaf has risen again, use a super sharp knife or bread lame and score top of bread with three slashes, or however you'd like.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes until edges are browned and bread sounds hallow to a tap to the bottom.
- Let cool for at least 1 hour. (If sliced too early it could cause a gummy center!) Slice and enjoy!
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