No Knead Rye Bread

No Knead Rye Bread

No Knead Rye Bread

You’ll need a 3 to 6-quart Dutch oven with an oven-proof knob and some parchment paper (Reynolds brand is best). Always aerate your flour before measuring. (For the overnight method, simply switch to COOL water and let the dough rest overnight on the counter top for 8 hours or longer) My loaf usually measures 7 inches across and 3 inches tall. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours, 20 minutes

Makes: One loaf

No Knead Rye Bread


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup bread flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rye flour
  • 1 Tablespoon caraway seeds (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon yeast (instant or active dry)
  • 1 1/8 teaspoons salt

  • 1 1/2 cups hot tap water (120 - 130° F)
  • about 2 Tablespoons extra flour for shaping


  1. Combine flours, seeds, yeast and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Stir in hot water until it’s well combined.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for 3 hours.
  4. Dough will become puffy. Transfer it to a lightly floured surface and sprinkle with a little flour. Using a scraper, fold dough over 10 - 12 times & shape into a rough ball.
  5. Place in a parchment-paper lined bowl and cover with a towel. Let stand on counter top for 35 minutes.
  6. Meantime place Dutch oven with lid in a cold oven and preheat to 450° F. My oven takes 35 minutes to reach 450°. When oven reaches 450° carefully, using oven gloves, lift the parchment paper and dough from the bowl and place gently into the hot pot. (parchment paper goes in the pot too) Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. After 30 minutes, remove lid and parchment paper. Return, uncovered, to oven and bake about 10 more minutes.

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18 Comments on "No Knead Rye Bread"

  1. siavash

    Is it possible to use dough enhancer to rise the dough further?

    thank you

    • Jenny

      I don’t know so you may have to try. Please report back if you do.

  2. Suzanne

    When you remove the lid after 30 minutes of baking does the parchment paper that is under the loaf come out easily or is there a trick to doing it?

    • Jenny

      It should come out very easily. If yours is sticking, it’s probably inferior parchment. I use Reynolds brand and it never sticks.

      • Suzanne

        . Thanks. The brand I used is called If You Care which is an unbleached chlorine free product. It released perfectly.

  3. Siavash

    I love the whole idea. though on question!
    Is it possible to use dough enhancer to rise the dough furthur?
    Jenny thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank you.

    • Jenny

      I have never used it so I don’t know. You might be able to look online for info on this.

  4. AdkMtnGirl

    What are the nutritional facts on this great bread?

    • Jenny

      I don’t keep track, sorry. This is just my home cooking that I am sharing.

  5. Kim

    You are amazing!!! My kids are actually eating my meals now!!! Your food is mom approved & kid friendly!! I cannot thank you enough!!

  6. Gerry

    Hi Jenny I have had real success with your no knead bead recipes. I’m in my late 70s and retired but I am now a full time breadmaker. and loving it. I have been asked to supply others. Glad I found you.

    Best wishes from the UK

  7. uschi

    Thank you for taking the time to put out all those recipes.
    love to watch your YouTube shows.

  8. Joey

    Wonderful! Like all your recipes, no alterations needed. Follow the directions for a delicious bread. On a side note, thank you for all your efforts. Your videos and print have enriched our little family in Wickenburg , AZ. And your ‘healthy’ approach makes me feel ok about baking and cooking. Simple, tasty , nutritious and fun to make. Gotta go and try the meatloaf recipe.

  9. Gale

    Add 1 T. each grated orange peel and sugar instead of carroway seeds for a yummy breakfast toast bread.

  10. bamdi

    I love the idea of no knead for this recipe. Will be making it soon for a German dinner. Do you have a recipe for no knead dark German rye as well?

    • Jenny

      No I do not.

    • BigBearJon

      I substituted dark pumpernickel flour for the wheat flour and it came out wonderful. Just thought I would share it.
      PS-the rising time took a half hour longer to get the height I wanted.


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