I had a lot of good reviews for my artisan bread, so I thought I would make something similar to that, but even easier!
For this recipe you don't need any butter or oil. You don't even have to knead your bread. Most no-knead breads, require 6 hours of proofing, minimum! Mine requires only 1 1/2 hours and it's done in a flash. If you want a stronger flavor, you can proof your bread for 4 hours, but it's not needed.
This bread is great eaten as sandwiches, French toast, or simply lather some butter over a slice and eat it for snack! Anything works. It doesn't get soggy and stays crisp so it's really delicious. I can't stop eating this bread! There is only one hard thing about this bread is that you'll need a Dutch oven.
If you don't have a Dutch oven, you won't have the same crispy, crunchy top that mine does. I'm so sorry for that! If you still want to make some yummy bread check out my Artisan Bread post.
Once you get your Dutch oven you'll be making this bread on repeat. I know I am! It has a wonderful flavor, and you'll be proud to accomplish this tasty bread.
|Level: 👩🏽🍳|Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes| Serves: 4|
1 packet instant yeast
1 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups bread flour
1 1/4 cups hot water
Stir your yeast, sugar, and water together in a large mixing bowl. Let it sit for 5 minutes or until it starts foaming. Add your flour and salt and stir with a big spoon. Keep stirring for 2-3 minutes, until you get a smooth(ish) ball. It will be a lot of arm work, but you'll see it turn into a ball eventually. (If you have a stand mixer with a dough hook, you can knead your dough with that). Shape your dough into a ball and cover with a dish towel. Proof for 1 hour or until doubled in sized.
Take your dough out and onto a sheet of parchment paper. Shape it into a rough square and with your hands, next take each corner (one at a time) and pull it into the center. Repeat with all your corners. Shape into a ball and put your bread back (with the parchment paper) into a bowl, seam side down. This will create the cracks in your bread. Let your dough proof for 15 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 460 degrees and add your Dutch oven in, with your lid on top. Once your oven is preheated, take your Dutch oven out and add your bread in (with the parchment paper on the bottom). Bake for 30 minutes, then take the lid off of your Dutch oven. Bake for another 15 minutes and serve!
- The Bored Baker 👩🏽🍳
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