No-Knead Artisan Rolls Made in a Dutch Oven

February 28, 2017
1 Ratings
Photo by Paige
  • Makes 6
Author Notes

These No-Knead Artisan Rolls are the smaller version of the bread that you can use for burgers, crostini or avocado toast! —Paige

What You'll Need
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-3 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, salt, and yeast. Stir in water using a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a shaggy dough. But, don't over-work the dough, you want it to be just combined.
  2. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Let dough sit at room temperature for 8-24 hours to rise. I like to store mine in an "off" oven.
  3. After the dough has risen and has little air pockets, preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place your Dutch oven into the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Do not skip this step.
  4. While your Dutch oven preheats, turn dough out onto a well-floured surface. With floured hands, form the dough into a ball. Divide into 6 equal-sized pieces and gently form into round balls. Cover dough loosely and let rest.
  5. After the 30 minutes are up, CAREFULLY remove Dutch oven. With floured hands, place in dough balls.
  6. Replace cover and bake for 30 minutes covered. Carefully remove the cover and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, uncovered. I find that mine take about 12 minutes, but just keep an eye on them.
  7. Allow them to cool slightly and transfer to a cooling rack. Slice in half horizontally to use as a burger or sandwich roll or cut in vertical diagonal slices for crostini. The possibilities are endless!

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4 Reviews

ChattyCathy January 15, 2024
I made these today. They tasted great however they were not rolls. They all spread on to each other. I make rolls all the time and am not sure why this happened. The dough was very sticky after 14 hours and I tried to shape them the best I could with no luck when I cooked them.
BubblesMackenzie March 25, 2023
Thank you for this lovely recipe! Could the dough be stored in the refrigerator before baking, and if so, how long could I store it and still use?
AntoniaJames March 2, 2017
Can't wait to try this recipe! Thank you for posting it. ;o)
Paige March 2, 2017
You're welcome! I hope you enjoy!