Rating: 3 stars
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The secret to making no-fail artisan loaves at home is a Dutch oven! Wonderfully chewy crust every time. The flavor won't be overwhelmingly sour in this sourdough loaf, but it is wonderfully flavorful.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 70 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 loaf
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water, sugar, sourdough starter, yeast, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Stir in flour and flaxseed meal. Knead dough with either your hands or an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment for 5 minutes. Place dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise for 2 hours.

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  • Punch the dough down, turn onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly to shape into a ball. Place in a bowl lined with parchment paper. Cover with a kitchen towel and allow to rise until doubled in size, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

  • Meanwhile, place an empty 6-quart Dutch oven in the oven and preheat the oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C).

  • Slit the top of the loaf 1/4-inch deep with a very sharp knife. Carefully place the dough, still on the parchment paper, into the hot Dutch oven and cover with the lid.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove the lid and continue to bake for 20 minutes more. Remove bread from the Dutch oven and let cool on a wire rack for at least 1 hour before slicing.

Cook's Notes:

Use your favorite sourdough starter.

Cutting into the loaf too soon will make the crumb (the inner part of the loaf) turn gummy.

Nutrition Facts

242 calories; protein 5.7g; carbohydrates 50.8g; fat 1.8g; cholesterol 0.1mg; sodium 199.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2020
I have tried other Dutch oven bread recipes but this recipe is better than the others. Because of the use of the dough hook, it developed a nice crust and a chewy texture. Makes a beautiful loaf of bread. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2021
My "ear" puffed up so high that it got burnt! hahaha, still looks good though. This is the fourth recipe for dutch oven sourdough I've tried, and is so far, my favorite. Read More