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You Don't Need An Oven to Make Bread

Updated: Feb 16, 2021

I have so many requests come in, asking me for cake recipes and brownies that don't require the use of an oven. So this time I wanted to show you how to make bread... yes, you heard me right, bread without the use of an oven. This recipe is so simple and doesn't require a mixer. Only a few ingredients and a you can use your hands to bring the dough together.

Preparation Time 2 hours including the rise time.

Cook Time 30 minutes

Serves 6


400 grams all purpose flour

200-220 ml warm water (40-46c)

7 grams instant yeast

2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine the flour, sugar and yeast in a mixing bowl. Mix well to incorporate.

  2. Add the warm water in slowly, just enough to bring the dough together.

  3. Add the salt and mix well.

  4. Dump the dough out onto the counter top and begin to knead. The dough will come together to form a smooth ball.

  5. Place the dough back into the mixing bowl. Lightly oil the top of the dough.

  6. Cover and let the dough rise in a warm, dry place for one hour or until doubled in size.

  7. Grease a large frying pan with oil and set aside.

  8. Once the dough has risen, remove from the bowl and gently place the dough ball into the pan. Gently flatten with your fingertips, being careful not to push out any of the air.

  9. Cover the pan with a lid and leave to rise again for half an hour.

  10. Place the frying pan on a medium heat and begin to cook the bread, keeping it covered with the lid at all times.

  11. Lightly oil a large plate. Once the bread is golden from the bottom, flip the bread onto the plate.

  12. Oil the frying pan again and slide the raw side of the bread onto the pan. Again cook this side for 15-20 minutes on a low heat until golden too.

  13. Remove from the heat and cool completely.

  14. Use a serrated knife to cut the bread. It will be so soft fluffy.

  15. Serve with soup, or toast in the toaster and serve with honey and jams.

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