Large Family No-Knead Overnight White/Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

No knead bread

One of the easiest ways to cut the family food budget is by buying your flour in bulk and making your own bread from scratch.  As a busy, homeschooling mom of 7, I have found this super fast, overnight white/whole wheat sandwich bread a real life saver. There is no kneading, only mixing well the night before.

This recipe will fill TWO large loaf pans (11″ x 4″) and will last our family for two days.

I hope you enjoy this basic bread recipe.


Large Family No-Knead Overnight White/Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread
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This makes 2 large loaves (11" x 4")
Serves: 24
  • 6 cups white flour
  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 5 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp salt
  • ¼ tsp instant yeast
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 cups room-temperature water
  1. Day 1:
  2. In a very large bowl, mix all your dry ingredients together
  3. Add butter and water
  4. Using a dough whisk or wooden spoon, mix well until dough comes together, about five minutes
  5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl
  6. Drizzle top of dough with a little melted butter or oil
  7. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap
  8. Let sit on counter for 12-18 hours, depending on how cool or warm you kitchen is
  9. Day 2:
  10. Vigorously stir the dough until it deflates
  11. Grease loaf pans
  12. Divide dough evenly between the two loaf pans
  13. Cover pans with plastic wrap and let stand for 45-60 minutes or until the dough nearly reaches the top of the pan rim
  14. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  15. Gently remove plastic wrap from pans and allow bread to rise ¼" above rim of pan
  16. Bake in middle of preheated oven for 25-35 minutes
  17. Bread should be well browned and sound hollow when tapped
  18. Also bread to cool 10 minutes before removing from pan
  19. Cool on wire rack
  20. Cool completely before slicing

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