Easy Artisan Bread

Would you like a simple recipe for bread that will wow everyone?  I thought so.  This artisan bread will make everyone think you slaved away in the kitchen, kneading bread until your hands couldn’t take it anymore.  Little do they know, this bread only took a few minutes of prep time, overnight rising, and absolutely NO kneading.  All you need is a dutch oven and a few ingredients to get this crusty, chewy, scrumptious bread at home.  Go ahead, try it.  I won’t tell anyone how easy it is if you won’t….


Dutch Oven Crusty Bread                 Print Recipe Here

From: Alaska from Scratch

Ingredients

3c unbleached all-purpose flour
1t yeast
1t salt
1-1/2c water

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt and yeast. Add water and stir until a shaggy mixture forms (mixture will be loose and sticky; this is what you want). Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for 12 – 18 hours (up to 24). Overnight works great.
  2. Preheat oven to 450. Place a cast iron dutch oven with a lid in the oven and heat the pot for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, pour the risen dough onto a heavily floured surface (mixture will be sticky) and lightly shape into a round loaf.
  3. Remove hot pot from the oven and carefully set in the dough. Cover and return to oven for 30 minutes. Then, remove the lid and bake an additional 10-15 minutes. Carefully remove bread from oven and from pot and place on a cooling rack.

In a large mixing bowl, add 3 cups of flour,

1 teaspoon of yeast,

and 1 teaspoon of salt.

Whisk together.

Add in 1 to 1 1/2 cups of water.

Stir until the mixture comes together.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for 12-18 hours (24 max). Pretty easy prep!

The risen dough.

Preheat your oven to 450 and place an empty cast iron dutch oven with a lid in the oven to heat for 30 minutes.

Pour the risen dough onto a heavily floured surface and carefully shape into a round loaf.

Place the dough into the hot pot. Cover and return to the oven for 30 minutes. Take the lid off and bake an additional 10-15 minutes.

Done!

Enjoy!

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    • I’ve never had the bread get stuck in the pan, the outside of the bread has a good crust on the outside that allows it to slip right out of the pan after baking. If you’re having troubles with it sticking to the pan, you could try greasing the pan a little before adding the bread. Hope that helps!

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