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Rustic bread - No knead,oil bread recipe

This is an easy recipe for a no knead bread that does not have any additional fat(oil/butter)
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: European
Keyword: bread without oil, brown bread contains maida, homemade rustic bread, making bread without oil, no oil bread recipe, rustic bread, rustic bread recipe, rustic bread recipes, what is rustic bread
Servings: 4


  • oven
  • cast iron pan


For yeast activation:

  • 2 teaspoon yeast
  • ½ teaspoon sugar with ½ cup water

For dough

  • 2 tablespoon flax seed with ¾ cup water
  • 1 cup wholemeal flour/atta
  • 1.5 cup plain flour/maida
  • ½ cup rye flour including 2 tablespoon for dusting the pan replace with plain flour if you do not have this
  • cup water


  • Mix the flax seed meal with ¾ cup water and keep it aside.
  • Add sugar to lukewarm water, mix until it dissolves. Add yeast to sugar water, so that it activates. This will make the mix frothy and activate in 15 minutes.
  • Add this yeast and flax seed mix to the flour with salt.
  • Start mixing the dough while adding the remaining water.The dough needs to be a little wet and sticky, this will help the bread to rise and come out with a soft texture.
  • Cover and leave the dough to rise for 1 hour.
  • Punch the dough down and spread it out on a clean surface and add the rye flour to the dough.
  • Shape the dough in a any desired shape and place it in a dusted tin.
  • Make incisions using a sharp knife,Let it rise for 45 min/1 hour
  • Pre heat an oven at 220 deg C(fan forced) with another tin that has 2 cups of water(this will help the bread get a good crust)
  • Bake at 220 deg C for 15-20 mins.
  • Check the readiness, by knocking on the top of the bread, if it sounds hollow then it is ready.
  • Turn off the oven, let the bread cool on a wire grill.


Allowing the bread to rise a in proofing basket and cooking in a hot dutch oven(covered) will give a more moist bread.