Rating: 4.78 stars
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

An incredibly easy, crusty white bread cooked inside a Dutch oven.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
cook:
55 mins
additional:
1 hr 45 mins
total:
1 hr 130 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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  • Pour bread flour into the bowl of an electric stand mixer and add water, followed by salt. Sprinkle yeast over the surface and allow to dissolve, about 5 minutes.

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  • Mix on medium speed using the paddle attachment until the dough comes together. Replace the paddle with a dough hook. Continue mixing until dough is smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.

  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow to the dough to rise to about twice its size, 30 to 45 minutes. Push a finger into the dough. The dough should give some resistance, but not spring back. If it springs back, let it rise longer.

  • Turn dough out onto a floured surface and punch down to expel excess gas and redistribute the yeast. Cover with a clean dish towel and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Shape the dough into a boule by pushing back and forth on the counter in a circular motion until you have a round, smooth ball. Cover dough with a clean dish towel and allow to rise, about 1 hour.

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease a Dutch oven.

  • Slice a very shallow "X" into the top of the bread with a sharp knife to help it expand while baking. Place loaf into the prepared Dutch oven and cover with the lid.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and continue to bake, covered, for 20 minutes. Remove the lid and continue baking until deep golden, 25 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

145 calories; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 29.1g; fat 0.7g; sodium 389.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2020
Super easy, amazing crust, easily becoming the go to bread in our house. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2021
I made it 2x and it was delicious both times. Didn't change anything. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2020
So easy and delicious. Why buy bread when this recipe is so much better Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2021
came out very good Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/20/2021
I tried twice. Neither time did the dough rise. The first time I followed the directions exactly. The second time I took half cup water and brought it to 125 degrees and let my yeast sit for 5m. Then added it to the other ingredients. Still no luck. The date on my yeast was good. I just bought it the day before. I am seriously bummed. I want to be able to make an easy loaf of yeast bread. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2021
I made this recipe probably best recipe for loaf of bread I used made a few changes added 1 teaspoon raw honey and 1/4 tsp more of yeast turned out great Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2021
Works well. Got a better crust by preheating a dutch oven and placing into the oven. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2021
Loved it and so easy to make. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2021
Love love love this bread recipe! Simple and delicious as written Read More