The essential recipe for no-knead artisan bread can also be the base for several delectible variations. Proceed with the base recipe as directed, but make the following additions when stirring together the dough.


  • Use up to half whole-wheat flour in the dough.

Cranberry-Walnut Whole-Wheat

  • Substitute 1/2-3/4 the flour with whole-wheat flour
  • Stir in 1/2 cup roughly chopped walnuts & 1/2 cup dried cranberries

This is a great breakfast bread!

Roasted Garlic or Caramelized Onion

  • Roast a head of garlic or caramelize an onion
  • Smash or roughly chop the roasted garlic cloves
  • Stir in the cloves of garlic or the onion with the dough

Herb & Cheese

  • Add 1/2-3/4 cup shredded cheddar or Parmesan cheese
  • If desired, add bits of cooked bacon as well, or 1/4 c. fresh chives

Let rise at least overnight and up to 30 hours in the fridge, since the dough contains cheese


  • Add 1/8-1/4 cup minced fresh chives, parsley, green onions, cilantro, or dill; or 1 tablespoon oregano or rosemary

In a pinch you can use dried. Use 1/3 the amount of fresh called for.

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