No-Oven Stovetop Bread Recipe

This innovative stovetop bread recipe offers a simple way to make bread without an oven, ensuring you get homemade, fresh bread with minimal equipment. It’s a delightful alternative to store-bought bread, providing both flavor and satisfaction. Here’s how to make it:


  • 5 cups flour
  • 2 cups warm milk
  • 1 cup of oil (vegetable or canola)
  • 1 tablespoon dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For boiling the dough:

  • 2.5 – 3 liters of water
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Prepare the Dough:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm milk, sugar, and dry yeast. Stir well and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes frothy, indicating that the yeast is active.
    • Add the flour, oil, and salt to the yeast mixture. Mix well until a dough forms. Depending on the flour and humidity, you might need to adjust the flour or milk slightly to get a soft but non-sticky dough.
    • Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 8-10 minutes until it is smooth and elastic.
  2. Let the Dough Rise:
    • Place the kneaded dough in a greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
  3. Prepare for Boiling:
    • Bring 2.5 to 3 liters of water to a boil in a large pot and add 1 teaspoon of salt.
  4. Shape and Boil the Bread:
    • Once the dough has risen, punch it down and divide it into small balls or your desired shape.
    • Drop the dough pieces into the boiling water a few at a time. Boil each piece for about 1-2 minutes until they puff up slightly and float to the surface, indicating they are partially cooked.
    • Remove the partially boiled dough pieces with a slotted spoon and place them on a clean kitchen towel to drain.
  5. Cook on Stovetop:
    • Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Once hot, place the boiled bread pieces on the skillet.
    • Cook each side for about 2-3 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. You may need to press them slightly with a spatula to ensure even cooking.
  6. Serve:
    • Serve the stovetop bread warm. It pairs beautifully with butter, jam, or any spread of your choice.


  • Flavor Variations: Feel free to add herbs like rosemary or thyme to the dough for an aromatic flavor.
  • Serving Suggestions: This bread is excellent for sandwiches or as a side with soups and stews.
  • Storage: Store any leftover bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Reheat on the skillet for best results.


This no-oven stovetop bread is not only a fun and practical solution for those without access to an oven, but it also brings a fresh, delightful taste that’s hard to achieve with store-bought bread. Enjoy the process and the delicious results!