Homemade Crusty Artisan Bread



Incredibly Easy Crusty Artisan Bread is a simple, 4-ingredient homemade dutch oven bread recipe that is absolutely foolproof. This homemade artisan bread is deliciously simple!


– 3 to 4 cups all-purpose flour – 1 tsp salt – ½ tsp dry active yeast – 1½ cups lukewarm water 115 degrees is perfect


 In a medium size bowl, combine 3 cups of the flour along with the other ingredients & mix with a wooden spoon until fully combined.


Place plastic wrap over the top of the dough. – Set aside in a warm, dark place to rest at least 8 hours. (up to about 24 hours)


Remove dough from the bowl & place it on a well-floured surface & work into a ball. Allow to rest approx 30 minutes.


Place cast iron dutch oven with an oven-safe lid in the oven & preheat the oven to 450 degrees.


Carefully remove the pot once the oven has preheated & spray the bottom of the pot with cooking spray or an oil mister. 


Place dough in pot, slash the top several times. Cover & bake 30 minutes.


Remove lid & bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until golden & brown. (you know it's done if it sounds hollow when tapped with your fingernail)

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