Crusty Bread

Crusty Bread

I will break any diet when I come face to face with warm crusty bread…pass the butter or the Quince Marmalade!  Bread is my weakness so I must confess that I don’t make this recipe very often but that being said, it is a easiest bread recipe I have found. The results are amazing and you’ll have enough dough to produce several loaves.

Crusty Bread Loaf

This recipe can be found in

The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking

If you love baking bread be sure to grab a copy of this book.

This dough can make several plain loaves or can be used to make others types of bread.

Crusty Bread Steps

Crusty Bread


  • 3 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp coarse salt
  • 6 1/2 cups unbleached four


  1. You will need a large container, at least 4 quarts
  2. Pour lukewarm water into container
  3. Add yeast and coarse salt into the bowl
  4. Give it a quick whisk
  5. Add the 6 1/2 cups of flour
  6. Mix all ingredients with your wet hands until everything is well combined
  7. If the dough is dry add a small amount of water
  8. Cover and set in a warm place for approximately 2 hours
  9. Afterwards place container in fridge overnight
  10. To make bread: cut approximately 1 pound of dough from container
  11. Form into a ball or baguette style loaf
  12. Let it sit to rise for 20 minutes.
  13. Before placing in oven brush load with water and slice the top.
  14. While loaf is rising, heat the oven to 450 degrees.
  15. Prepare the oven by placing a baking sheet or pizza stone in the middle rack and a broiler pan in the bottom.
  16. When the oven is at the right temperature place loaf on the heated sheet and pour a cup of water into the broiler pan.
  17. Bake the loaf for 25 to 30 minutes.
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Crusty Bread Loaf



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3 thoughts on “Crusty Bread”

  • I did make the recipe Matt. The photos are of the bread I made with this recipe and that is the correct amount of salt. It makes at least three loaves of bread.

  • Did you make this recipe if so how salty was it. Or please proof read first. 1.5 tablespoons of salt for 6 cups is an incredible amount

  • Wow, this looks amazing! I am sure the house smells wonderful while it is baking, too! I am, pinning this, and thank you so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

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