While this method isn't completely devoid of kneading, it will definitely save you plenty of elbow grease by letting a stand mixer do most of the hard labor. Your role will simply to be to lightly knead and roll the dough into a bowl before the first rise.
Once the dough has risen, stretching and forming the loaf is all that's left to do before letting it rise a second time, and baking in the oven.
We'll use our Classic Italian Bread recipe to illustrate this technique. Once you read through that recipe, follow our step by step guide to learn about key steps.