Easy Instant Pot No-Knead Bread- foolproof and delicious!
Baking bread from scratch may sound intimidating and time-consuming, but this recipe is as easy as it gets! First of all, there's no kneading. You mix the ingredients in a bowl, let the yeast work its magic, proof in the Instant Pot and then bake.
Yeast can be fickle which is why some people don't like to use it. If the water is too hot, you'll kill the yeast. If the water is too cool, the yeast will not activate. With both of these unfortunate scenarios, you're left with a flat loaf of bread.
The ideal water temperature for yeast is 110 to 115. Many bakers will use their finger to test the temperature. This has never worked for me! I've found that the easiest way to achieve perfect water temperature every time is to use a candy thermometer.
Instant Pot No-Knead Bread
Proofing is an essential step in bread making. No-knead bread takes a long time to rise- around 18 hours. The Instant Pot cuts this time down to only 4 hours! Simply line the Instant Pot pot with parchment paper, spray with oil and cook on the "yogurt" setting for 4 hours.
After the dough is finishing proofing, place it on a lightly floured piece of parchment paper. Form into a tight ball and then place inside a covered Dutch oven. Bake for 30 minutes with the lid on and 15 minutes with the lid off.
Let cool and enjoy!
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