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The Easiest Garlic Herb No-Knead Bread Recipe Ever

Filled with herbs and garlic, this loaf of no-knead bread is easy to make and delightful to enjoy with a smear of butter. It’s a flavorful example of bread recipes using self-rising flour.

A slice of garlic herb no-knead bread is shown on a white plate with a sliced loaf on a cutting board in the background. This is a quick bread with self-rising flour.

When I was working on The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook, I realized how special self-rising flour is. It combines baking powder, salt and all-purpose flour, which means you need only add something carbonated to transform it into a rising dough for bread.

In that book, I use it in several recipes including a cider bread. Bread recipes using self-rising flour make baking a cinch. It’s the easiest.

I’m always thinking up new ways to use it. Like in this self-rising bread recipe: Garlic Herb No-Knead Bread. It’s a garlicky bread with herb undertones that’s delightfully savory.

It’s ridiculously easy to make.

How to Make Garlic Herb No-Knead Bread

Ingredients for this no-knead bread recipe, a quick bread with self-rising flour, are shown on a granite countertop.

This light and springy loaf is made with self-rising flour, herbs and garlic (in both powder and raw form for added flavor!) plus some salt (again, for flavor) and a good beer.

For my latest loaf, I used Worker’s Comp from Two Roads Brewing in Stratford, Connecticut. It’s light and refreshing — perfect for this quick bread with self-rising flour.

Bread recipes using self-rising flour are quick breads. They don’t require rising time or sitting before you bake them. The beer in the recipe helps activate the leavening agent, so it doesn’t just add flavor — it makes it into an airy loaf too.

You start by sifting together the dry ingredients and the garlic. Then add the beer and stir it gently, taking care to thoroughly mix it. The dough should be sticky.

Then transfer that dough to a greased loaf pan and spread it out with a rubber spatula. Now it’s ready to bake.

A buttered slice of garlic herb no-knead bread is shown on a white plate.

And then enjoy it. A spread of butter across the bread will make it just perfect.

Seriously, this couldn’t be easier. It takes a mere 10 minutes to stir together the ingredients for this recipe and get it into the oven. It cooks for about an hour and then it’s ready to enjoy (I usually let it cool down a bit though).

Just think of all you can do with that hands-off time — Knit, wash the dishes, wrap presents, read a book, rewatch Beverly Hills 90210, whatever. I won’t judge.

A loaf of garlic herb no-knead bread is shown in a loaf pan on a granite countertop. Bread recipes using self-rising flour use a carbonated agent like beer to activate the rising process.

Now, who wants a slice?

Bread recipes using self-rising flour are quick breads. Carbonated beverages are used to make the loaf rise while it bakes. A slice of bread is shown on a white plate.
Easy Garlic Herb No-Knead Bread

Easy Garlic Herb No-Knead Bread

Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Filled with herbs and garlic, this loaf of no-knead bread is easy to make and delightful to enjoy with a smear of butter.

Ingredients

  • 2 2/3 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 12 oz. beer, something you'd like to drink

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8 1/2-inch loaf pan with cooking oil spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, salt, basil, oregano, rosemary, garlic powder and garlic. Stir in the beer until a sticky dough forms. 
  3. Transfer the dough to the prepared loaf pan. Use a rubber spatula to make sure you get it all, and then gently flatten it in the pan.
  4. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until golden and cooked through. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan.

Notes

Don't want to use beer (or don't have any)? You can substitute 12oz of seltzer water or club soda in this recipe.

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Kate

Monday 1st of April 2019

These seems like the perfect accompaniment to a bowl of veggie soup!

Robin

Monday 1st of April 2019

Thanks with this easy recipe, I don't need to lug the bread machine out of the cabinet if I don't want too!

Renee Goerger

Monday 1st of April 2019

I adore savory quick breads like this!