Crusty Italian Bread

Today was an exciting day. While I was golfing this morning with my Grandfather, I was really thinking about heading home, and baking the beautiful loaf of bread dough rising on my counter. I blame the thought of fresh homemade bread on my bad game. 🙂

The best part? It’s the easiest bread you’ll ever make. There are only 4 ingredients, and no kneading is required. You just mix all of the ingredients in a bowl, let it rise for awhile, and then throw it in your dutch oven, and bake for 45 minutes! Baddabing baddaboom! Crusty Italian Bread! 🙂

You can make it using the recipe I included here. Or check out my snapguide.

Here is your ingredient list:
3 cups flour
1 tsp yeast
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup warm water

Stir together 1 1/2 cup warm water with 1 tsp yeast, until it is dissolved.

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Once dissolved, stir in flour and salt, mix with a spoon!

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Don’t over mix. Dough will be sticky!

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Cover with parchment paper, and then lay a towel on top.

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Let your dough rise for 8-12 hours. I let mine go for 24 hours and it was great too! When you’re ready to bake it, pre heat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and place your dutch oven and lid on the lowest rack. Allow 30 minutes for the dutch oven to pre heat.

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Meanwhile scrape out dough on a heavily floured surface.

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With floured hands, carefully roll it into a ball, or whatever shape you want your loaf.

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Then pull out your dutch oven and carefully place your dough inside of it. Put the lid back on, and bake for 30 minutes. Take off the lid, and bake for another 15. Ta da!! You have beautiful crusty Italian bread!

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Oh so yummy! I let it cool. Actually, no not really, I burnt my hands trying to get a slice of it, the pig that I am.

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Just a little butter will do. Thank you very much. 🙂

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Any who, enjoy everyone! 🙂

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