I can’t live without my Dutch oven for making soup, but I also love baking bread. My Dutch oven is the perfect tool for baking no-knead bread. And no, you really don’t have to knead with this technique—the dough is wet, so you stir instead. You can combine everything right in the Dutch oven, then pop the lid on to let it rise, which prevents it from drying out. And here’s another advantage—cooking it with a lid on for at least part of the time gives it a nice crispy crust.