No-Knead Rolls

Win over everyone at the dinner table with warm flaky rolls! They'll make any night feel like a special holiday.

No-Knead Rolls
Photo: Zoë François
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
8 rolls


  • 1 ½ pound No-Knead Dough

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • ¼ cup melted butter

No-Knead Dough Base

  • 3 cup water (105°F to 115°F)

  • 1 tablespoon instant or active yeast

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • 6 ½ cup unbleached all-purpose flour


  1. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan. Remove a 1 1/2-pound hunk of dough. On a floured surface, divide dough into eight pieces. With floured hands, shape into balls the size of small plums.

  2. Place in pan; cover loosely. Let rest 40 to 60 minutes.

  3. Combine 1 egg with 1 tablespoon water. Just before baking, brush rolls with egg wash. Bake 25 to 30 minutes at 350°F or until lightly browned. Brush with 1/4 cup melted butter. Let cool 10 minutes in pan; remove from pan. Makes 8 rolls

No-Knead Dough Base

  1. In a 5-quart nonreactive container, mix water, yeast, and 1 tablespoon kosher salt. Add flour; mix until just incorporated.

  2. Cover dough loosely; allow to rise at room temperature about 2 hours.

  3. Do not punch dough down. Shape and bake dough the day it's made or refrigerate in a lidded container (not airtight) for up to 14 days. (The dough is easier to work with after several hours of refrigeration.) If dough is chilled, let it rest 30 minutes at room temperature before using. Makes 3 1/2 pounds.

This dough keeps in the fridge up to 2 weeks. Remove portions to make a boule, a loaf, or rolls.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

225 Calories
7g Fat
35g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 225
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 242mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 65mg 1%
Folate, total 100.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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