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Basic Batter Bread Recipes - No Kneading

Updated on November 28, 2012

Simple Bread Made From Batter With No Kneading

If you like the aroma and flavour of fresh baked bread but don't want to do all that kneading then these Batter Bread Recipes are perfect for you. You can use a mixer or even stir the batter by hand using a wooden spoon. No other working or folding of the dough is required. Just grab a large bowl and get to it.

You'll find basic white bread and whole wheat bread (wholemeal if your prefer) recipes on this page. For the really adventurous, try adding some favourite herbs or cheese for extra tasty variations.

White Batter Bread in 10 Easy Steps

Simply the fastest way to make white bread

This recipe makes 1 large loaf or divide in 2 for smaller loaves. Reduce baking time if making smaller loaves.

Ingredients

4 1/2 Cups White Bread Making Flour

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon sugar

1 sachet dry yeast

1 teaspoon bread improver (optional but will improve cell structure if used)

1 tablespoon oil or softened unsalted butter

2 cups warm water

Method

1. Add the water sugar and yeast to a small bowl and stir until dissolved.

2. Place half the flour in a large bowl and add the remaining dry ingredients. Dry mix to ensure an even distribution.

3. Add the yeast mixture and oil to the flour and mix well for 3 minutes. If hand mixing mix for 5 minutes.

4. Add the remaining flour and mix for another 3 minutes (5 mins if by hand). The mix should have the consistency of a thick batter.

5. Cover the bowl with plastic and put in a warm place until the batter has doubled in size, approximately 30-60 minutes.

6. Knock the mix down by stirring with a spoon and then pour into a large well greased baking tin.

7. Cover the tin with plastic and place in a warm place until the batter has again doubled in size.

8. While the batter is rising pre-heat the oven to 220 C or 425 F

9. Once the batter has doubled, place it in the centre of the hot oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. When baked the loaf will sound hollow when knocked.

10. Turn the loaf out onto a wire rack and allow to cool.

A Good Set Of Tins Ensures Even Baking

Deluxe 3 (Three) Industrial Grade Tin Loaf Pans Bakeware Set with Large, Medium and Small Sizes
Deluxe 3 (Three) Industrial Grade Tin Loaf Pans Bakeware Set with Large, Medium and Small Sizes

High quality tinned steel provides even and gentle heat distribution. Perfect for anyone who loves to make bread at home/

Set comes with 3 (three) Sizes

(1) 14" loaf pan

(1) 10" loaf pan and

(1) 5" Loaf Pan

Clean-up is easy, wash, dry thoroughly and place back in warm oven to air dry completely

Great bakeware and cooking set

 

Whole Wheat Batter Bread

You can call it "wholemeal" if you like it that way

This recipe makes 1 large loaf or divide in 2 for smaller loaves. Reduce baking time if making smaller loaves.

Ingredients

4 1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Bread Flour

2 1/2 teaspoons salt (slight increase from the previous recipe to improve flavour)

1 teaspoon brown sugar (adds colour to the bread, use white if you prefer)

1 1/2 sachets dry yeast

1 teaspoon bread improver (optional but will improve cell structure if used)

1 tablespoon oil or softened unsalted butter

2 1/4 cups warm water

Method

1. Add the water sugar and yeast to a small bowl and stir until dissolved.

2. Place half the flour in a large bowl and add the remaining dry ingredients. Dry mix to ensure an even distribution.

3. Add the yeast mixture and oil to the flour and mix well for 3 minutes. If hand mixing mix for 5 minutes.

4. Add the remaining flour and mix for another 3 minutes (5 mins if by hand). The mix should have the consistency of a thick batter. Due to the increased absorbancy of the wholemeal flour, more water may be required.

5. Cover the bowl with plastic and put in a warm place until the batter has doubled in size, approximately 30-60 minutes.

6. Knock the mix down by stirring with a spoon and then pour into a large well greased baking tin.

7. Cover the tin with plastic and place in a warm place until the batter has again doubled in size.

8. While the batter is rising pre-heat the oven to 220 C or 425 F

9. Once the batter has doubled, place it in the centre of the hot oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. When baked the loaf will sound hollow when knocked.

10. Turn the loaf out onto a wire rack and allow to cool.

No need to knead no-knead Italian breads

No Need to Knead: Handmade Italian Breads in 90 Minutes
No Need to Knead: Handmade Italian Breads in 90 Minutes

This sumptuous collection of recipes for eighty of Dunaways best loved breads filled with her wonderful illustrations offers recipes for such classic Italian breads as Focaccia, Filoncino, and Pane Casereccio (Housewifes Bread) and also traditional American breads like Skillet Cornbread and Sourdough Biscuits. With Dunaways revolutionary methods for easy baking, everyone can have his or her bread and make it too!

 

Harvest Stuffing Bread - A delicious batter bread variation - Use different herbs for your own special bread varieties

Some Fancier Bread Pre-Mixes - Use your bread machine or add exra water to make batter breads.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Looks good, I would love to try it. I love the smell of fresh baked breads. Blessed.

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      iijuan12 7 years ago from Florida

      Great lens! I love no-knead bread recipes!

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      Ladyclodine 8 years ago

      The most common cause of burning is leaving the bread to rise for to long. This is easily done if you are unable to control the temperature of the environment where the bread is rising. You might learn some bread making tips when you're actually doing the process.

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      Steven Cousley 9 years ago from Young, NSW, Australia

      [in reply to Czarque]

      Making basic bread really is easy. If you try it and find you like the experience, then you can move on to some of the more challenging varieties. You could check some of my other bread lenses for ideas. ;)

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      Czarque 9 years ago

      Makes bread making sound easy - I'm going to try some of the recipes sometime!

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      Mihaela Vrban 9 years ago from Croatia

      You are one of November graduates! Come by and answer few questions to show the way to those who will follow! Wish you many, many more great lenses!

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      jfield 9 years ago

      Excellent! I just baked bread today--I love homemade bread. The whole house smells wonderful:)

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      KathleenH 9 years ago

      Hmmm... lovely! I'm inspired to go make bread right now! Thanks for a great lens!!

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      Mihaela Vrban 9 years ago from Croatia

      Nice presentation! Makes me hungry! :)

      Welcome to Gresh Squid group! Glad to have you aboard!

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      KimGiancaterino 9 years ago

      The harvest stuffing bread looks heavenly (even pre-baked!) Welcome to Culinary Favorites From A to Z.

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