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Sun-dried tomato no knead bread, cut into slices on a cutting board with a bread knife.
No Knead Bread with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Olives and Rosemary
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
41 mins
Rising Time
14 hrs
Total Time
14 hrs 51 mins
If you are already a fan of No Knead Bread, here's a delicious way to make a savory version with tons of flavor to go alongside your next Italian dinner.
Course: Side Dishes, Appetizers/Snacks, Sandwiches
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Vegetarian, Sandwiches
Servings: 12
Calories: 168 kcal
  • 3 cups all-purpose or bread flour 420 g
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour 140 g
  • ¾ teaspoon active dry yeast 4 g
  • 2 teaspoons salt 10 g
  • ½ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes 75 g
  • ½ cup olives sliced (75 g)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary 2 g
  • 1½ to 1¾ cups water 405 g
  1. Combine the flour, salt and yeast in a large bowl. Stir to combine and add the sun-dried tomatoes, olives and rosemary. Stir to distribute all the ingredients well. Add the water and stir everything together. The dough should be shaggy and a little sticky. Just stir and turn the dough over until there are no traces of dry ingredients.
  2. Cover the bowl and let the dough rest at room temperature for 12 to 18 hours. The longer you let it sit, the more flavor is developed. After 18 hours, the dough will have risen and may be a shade darker than it was when you started.
  3. Place a piece of parchment paper on the countertop and dust very generously with flour. Wet your hands and fold the dough over on itself a few times to release the air inside the dough. (Wetting your hands will help prevent the dough from sticking to you.) Shape the dough into a round and place it on the floured parchment paper, seam side down.
  4. Dust more flour on the top of the dough and cover the dough by inverting the mixing bowl over the top. (Alternately, you could use a clean kitchen towel to cover the dough, but I find this often sticks to the dough, ruining both the appearance of the bread and the towel.) Let the dough rest like this for up to 2 hours. After the dough has rested for 1 hour on the countertop, place a lidded cast iron Dutch oven into your oven and pre-heat the oven to 500ºF for 30 minutes.

  5. Then, working carefully, remove the Dutch oven from the oven and take off the lid. Slash the top of the bread using a baker’s lame or a serrated knife if you want to. Use the parchment paper to lift the shaped dough into the pot, paper and all, and cover with the lid. Return the pot to the oven, reduce the temperature to 450˚F and bake, covered for 30 minutes.

  6. After 30 minutes, remove the lid from the Dutch oven and let the bread continue to bake until it is nicely browned on top - about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the pot from the oven and let the bread sit in it for about 5 minutes. Then, transfer the beautiful loaf to a cooling rack to cool. Although it is tempting to dive right in, let the bread cool for 30 minutes before enjoying.
Nutrition Facts
No Knead Bread with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Olives and Rosemary
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 490mg20%
Potassium 152mg4%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 87IU2%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.