Dutch Oven Crusty Artisan Bread

Robyn0220 Starfire


I've had this recipe for a long time. I got it out of some old cookbook. I love this because there is absolutely no kneading! And it turns out a great crusty bread. Suitable for pairing with soups and stews or just dipping in some spiced up olive oil! Also I have found that this bread lends itself well to adding different spices and ingredients per your taste.

★★★★★ 2 votes
2 Hr
45 Min


3 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 c
water, luke warm
1 1/2 tsp
kosher salt
1 1/2 tsp
active dry yeast


1Stir dry ingredients together.
2Add water.
3Cover with plastic and let sit 2 hours up to 14 hours. It will be ready to bake at 2 hours but you can let it sit up to 14 hours for your convenience.
4Turn out onto a floured surface and form into a ball.(be sure and coat your hands with flour as the dough is sticky) Cover once again in plastic and let rest. While this rest preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Once your oven is ready then preheat your dutch oven for 30 minutes.
5Place dough into the dutch oven and cover.(I usually grease mine with ghee) Bake 30 minutes. Remove the cover and bake an additional 10-15 minutes.

About Dutch Oven Crusty Artisan Bread

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: Healthy