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Dutch Oven Crusty Bread

Dutch Oven Crusty Bread

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 55 minutes
Servings 1 loaf


  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • 2 ½ tsp yeast
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • 3 ½ cups all purpose flour


  • In a large bowl, add your warm water and yeast. Let it sit for a few minutes until your yeast creates a foam on top of the liquid. If don't have a foam after a few minutes, start over. The foam means your yeast is activated and you'll have risen bread. Do NOT proceed until you have a foam. Your water should be the warmth of what you would put in a baby bottle. Too cold and it won't activate your yeast. Too hot and it will kill your yeast.
  • Add in your salt and your flour. Mix until you have a sticky dough.
    Set aside and let rise for 2-3 hours or until it's doubled in volume.
  • Place your dutch oven with a lid on into your oven. Preheat the oven to 425°.
  • Form your dough into a ball. It's okay if its still a bit sticky. Place the dough ball onto a piece of parchment paper.
  • Open the oven and carefully take the lid off your dutch oven (don't forget to use a mitt!). Place the parchment paper with dough into the dutch oven and put the lid back on top. Close the oven and bake for 35 minutes.
  • Remove the lid after 35 minutes and bake an additional 5-10 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Take out and enjoy!

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