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Steve’s Artisan No-Knead Turbo Bread made in my #8 Griswold Skillet

Nov 14, 2015

In:Cooking, Recipes

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I first heard about this “turbo bread” on the reddit cast iron sub-forum. Folks were raving about it.

I am not a big bread person. I can take it or leave it, and I typically leave it. But this bread looked so easy, and people thought it was great, so I had to give it a try.

‘Twas delicious. And easy!

The instructions are contained in detail in this very thorough youtube video from “artisanbreadwithsteve.”

I made very few changes to the recipe that Steve sets forth in his video. I added two tablespoons of agave nectar with the water to add a hint of sweetness, and I dusted with chia, instead of sesame, seeds.


  • Scant 13 oz warm tap water
  • 2 T agave nectar (or honey)
  • 3-1/2 c. bread flour
  • 1-1/4 t. active yeast (1 envelope)
  • ¼ t. salt
  • About 2 T chia seeds


  1. Preheat large glass bowl for 20 seconds in microwave.
  2. Mix 2 T agave nectar with scant 13 oz warm tap water. Pour into bowl. Add yeast and stir.
  3. Add 3-1/2 c. bread flour and salt. Stir until mixture forms a shaggy ball.
  4. Place dough ball in a warm draft-free area and let rest and rise for 1.5 hours.
  5. Pull and stretch dough using the handle of a wood spoon (see Steve’s video for details on how he does this).
  6. Cover with a lint free cloth and let rest for 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  8. Spray number 8 cast iron skillet with Pam.
  9. Roll ball in chia seeds and dust with flour (Steve’s video explains this better than I can).
  10. Roll dough into skillet.
  11. Bake about 40 minutes at 400 degrees.
  12. Let cool, remove from pan, slice, and ENJOY! I had mine with some homemade chicken noodle soup; delicious!
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