No Knead Flaxseed and Walnut Bread

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This is of course the same no knead bread you see all over the internet. People keep asking me for the recipe for it and asking if it is on my blog. I have said no so many times and then had to write out the recipe by hand, so it ends here!

Here it is - in all it’s super easy glory! I just happened to have added in some flaxseed and walnuts into the basic mix. It is worth noting that the basic mix can indeed be toyed with. Add some cinnamon, a little honey and some raisins if you wish, toss in a few herbs and pumpkin seeds, add a bit of Rye flour in place of white - be adventurous! If you just want plain white bread, leave out the seeds and walnuts. If you would prefer a wholegrain version try this wonderful bread.

No Knead Flaxseed and Walnut Bread

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1/2 tspn of instant yeast
  • 1 1/2 t salt
  • 1 t honey
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts roughly chopped
  • 2 T whole flaxseeds (linseed)
  • 1 1/2 cups of tepid water

I like to bake this in a dutch oven, but really any metal dish with a lid will work. You can improvise with a loaf pan lidded with foil if you like, it will work almost as well to create that lovely crust.

Day One

Whisk all dry ingredients except the walnuts together in a large bowl. Dissolve honey in warm water and mix in with the dry ingredients. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave overnight.

Day Two

Put a generous cover of flour on your work surface also scatter the walnuts over, tip out your dough and gently incorporate your walnuts into the dough.

Cover and set aside to rise for 30 minutes in a warm place.

While your dough is rising preheat your oven to 220C/430F. Place the dutch oven in the oven to preheat along with a dish of water placed in
the bottom of the oven. The water will help make a nice steamy environment which creates a nice crust.

After 30 mins tip your bread dough carefully into your preheated dish and place the lid on.

Bake for 30 minutes with the lid on, after 30 minutes remove the lid and bake for another 15-20 without the lid.

Remove from the oven and cool before slicing.

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This bread is SO easy - people will be impressed with your domestic goddess/god like skills. You’ll be able to whip up a loaf of crusty, amazing smelling bread in no time.

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Treat yourself to a great big slice and spread it with your favourite topping.