Artisan Bread
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A delicious no knead artisan bread that rivals professional bakeries.
Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 1 loaf
  • 3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Instant dry yeast
  • 1½ Cups lukewarm water
  1. Mix all dry ingredients together.
  2. Warm water up slightly to about body temperature. Add water to dry ingredients then mix.
  3. Cover and allow to rise for 12 to 18 hours at room temperature.
  4. Remove from bowl and place on a floured board. Sprinkle some flour on top and then form into a ball.
  5. Place on a floured cotton towel with seam side down, or place dough directly on parchment paper in a dutch oven. If you use a towel, sprinkle a very small amount of flour to prevent sticking to the towel.
  6. Let the dough rise again for 1½ to 2 hours at room temperature.
  7. Preheat oven with the covered baking dish to 500 degrees. A dutch oven, or enameled dish with a lid works great.
  8. When the oven and pan are at baking temperature, open the oven and carefully place dough in preheated dish.
  9. Bake covered for 25 minutes, then remove lid.
  10. Bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes uncovered until a deep colored crust has developed.
Tips for success:
Make the first batch according to the recipe, then adjust the oven temperature based on your desired crust.
Near the end of the second stage baking process (lid removed) - remove from oven promptly when the crust is at the color you want.
Recipe by Smart Penny Pincher at