No-knead sourdough loaf

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By Alice Hart

Published 2018

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Let no-one tell you that making your own bread requires some kind of talent or special culinary gift. With just a little patience (the resting time is long, but it gives this bread its lovely flavour), a chewy and tasty sourdough will be yours with barely any kneading.


  • 250 g (9 oz) strong wholemeal (whole-wheat) bread flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 250 g (


Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and add the water, stirring with a wooden spoon and then with your hands, to form a very soft, sticky dough. It will look ‘shaggy’ but you don’t need to over-mix it. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave in a warm place for 15–18 hours.

Lightly flour a work surface and flour your hands – just a little is needed. Fold the dough over on