Super Easy Homemade Bread

Tomorrow is Homemade Bread Day! So roll-up your sleeves, cover yourself in flour and bake a loaf of love. This bread recipe makes a wonderfully crunchy, delicious and super easy bread that has become a staple in my household. Once you have mastered this recipe, there are many more bread books to enjoy!

Step 1:

Boil a pot of water and preheat oven to the “warm” setting. In an oven-safe bowl combine flour, salt, warm water and yeast. Mix by hand until a ball of dough forms and is slightly tacky (add water or flour as needed). Place the bowl of dough and the pot of boiling water in the warm oven to steam and proof for about 30 mins. Remove dough when it has doubled in size.

Step 2:

Place your dutch oven in the oven and preheat to 500 degrees. Once the dutch oven is fully heated, remove from the oven and coat the bottom of the pan with a handful of corn meal to prevent the bread from sticking. Place dough in the hot dutch oven pan and return to the oven to bake for 30-40 mins or until golden brown. 

Step 3:

Remove cooked loaf from the dutch oven and allow to cool completely.

Step 4:

Slice and enjoy!

I am always looking for new loaves to love. What’s your favorite bread recipe or bread book?

Stephanie is Art Director at Half Price Books Corporate
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