No-Knead Jalapeño Cheddar Artisan Bread

Okay. The Artisan Bread recipe on this blog is one of my favorites. Simple. Delicious. Fool Proof. What is not to love? Did I mention the texture?!?! Crispy, hard, crust with a soft center. It is absolute perfection.

Then it dawned on me… This bread is so easy, why not add some yummy additional ingredients for a fun and tasty spin?!

No-Knead Jalapeño Cheddar Artisan Bread... This bread is FOOL PROOF! It has a crunchy crisp crust with a soft center and has a delicious kick to it!

This No-Knead Jalapeño Cheddar Bread recipe has a kick of heat and a balance of cheddar to compliment it. It is a great blend of flavors and ingredients.

It is still the same fool proof dough (No-KNEAD!!!) but now with a surge of flavor that will have your tastebuds doing a happy dance.

No-Knead Jalapeño Cheddar Artisan Bread... This bread is FOOL PROOF! It has a crunchy crisp crust with a soft center and has a delicious kick to it!

Initially, when trying the dough I thought, “oh no! This is going to be too spicy!” Believe me, I am a WHIMP when it comes to heat in food. But once it cooked, the heat wasn’t as intense and actually provided and wonderful new touch.

The bread itself is gorgeous in my opinion. When it comes out of the oven crisp and golden brown in color with melty cheese and fun pops of thinly sliced green jalapeños, you can’t help but “oooo” and “awe” at it.

No-Knead Jalapeño Cheddar Artisan Bread... This bread is FOOL PROOF! It has a crunchy crisp crust with a soft center and has a delicious kick to it!

This is a great bread to serve or take to someone. People will think you are incredibly talented (which you are) and spent forever to create the perfect artisan bread, when in reality, you didn’t do hardly anything. The hardest part is waiting over night for it to rest. But then again, you are sleeping so it really isn’t difficult!

Have fun making this! Trust me, its hard to go wrong with this fool proof recipe!

4.0 from 2 reviews
No-Knead Jalapeño Cheddar Artisan Bread
 
This bread is FOOL PROOF! It has a crunchy crisp crust with a soft center and has a delicious kick to it!
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Recipe type: Bread
Ingredients
  • 3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. yeast
  • 1½ cups luke-warm water
  • ¼ cup diced jalapeños, drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Topping
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5-8 THIN slices jalapeños
Instructions
  1. Combine the three dry ingredients in a large bowl then pour in the luke-warm water. Stir until completely combined. Stir in jalapenos and cheese. Dough will look messy and not smooth and that is completely okay.
  2. Once combined, cover tightly with plastic wrap and let sit on the counter overnight. I let mine sit for about 15 hours. Let it rise anywhere from 12-18 hours. Dough will be puffed up appear bubbly and be sticky. It won't be in a ball shape and that is normal.
  3. When dough is done rising and ready to bake, preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  4. Heavily flour clean counter top or surface. Turn dough onto floured surface and shape into a round ball. Cover lightly with plastic wrap (you can just lay the plastic wrap that you used to cover your large bowl over the top) and let dough rest.
  5. While the dough is resting, place your dutch oven into the oven for 30 minutes to pre-heat.
  6. Note that once heated, the handles will be extremely HOT! Remember to use hot pads :)
  7. After dutch oven has preheated, place ball of dough in the cents of the dutch oven and cover with lid. The Baker Chick said: You can put a piece of parchment under it if your dutch oven doesn't have an enamel coating.
  8. Bake at 450 degrees F for 30 minutes.
  9. After 30 minutes, remove lid, sprinkle cheese over the top of loaf and evenly distribute the thing slices of jalapeño of the top.
  10. Return uncovered to oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes until done. Bread will be golden in color.
Notes
Recipe adapted from this No-Knead Artisan Bread which was originally from The Baker Chick

Enjoy!

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  1. Mary @chattavore

    No-knead bread is just the best! I love this version. My husband would adore this!

  2. Dawn in Colorado

    Nikki ... this sounds wonderful, but what is a "dutch oven" for the oven? And what could I use in place of one?
    Thanks...

    1. Colleen

      A dutch oven is a heavy heatproof pot with a lid that can be used either on the stovetop or in the oven (and in fact, is often used in recipes that are started on the stove and finished in the oven). Enameled cast iron pots are best, and mine is from Lodge Logic. There really isn't a substitute.

  3. Kath

    3

    Baked this today, tasted wonderful. I must have left it in too long tho because the crust was so hard I was afraid to bust a tooth! Maybe I did something wrong/

  4. Dawn

    Do you use fresh or jar jalapeños? I'm gonna make this tomorrow!

  5. T

    5

    This recipe was sooo gooooood. I didn't have any jalapenos, and used colby-jack because that's what I had. Will definitely make again!

  6. Marissa

    Do you have to have a dutch oven ? Made the dough before I read the Dutch oven part 😑