Rustic Artisan Bread Recipe

Rustic Artisan Bread Recipe

Create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your kitchen as you embark on a journey to make the perfect Rustic Artisan Bread. The aroma of freshly baked bread will fill your home, and the taste will transport you to a quaint European bakery.


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 ¾ cups warm water


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt.
  2. Dissolve the yeast in warm water and let it sit for 5 minutes until it becomes frothy.
  3. Pour the yeast mixture into the flour mixture and stir until it forms a sticky dough.
  4. Cover the bowl with a clean cloth and let it rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours, or until doubled in size.
  5. Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C) and place a cast-iron Dutch oven with the lid on in the oven while it preheats.
  6. Once the oven is hot, carefully remove the Dutch oven and place the dough inside.
  7. Cover with the lid and bake for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove the lid and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until the bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  9. Remove from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack before slicing and enjoying.

Prep Time: 2 hours

Yield: 1 loaf

This Rustic Artisan Bread is a simple yet delicious recipe that brings the charm of artisanal bakeries to your home. Crusty on the outside and soft on the inside, it’s perfect for sandwiches or dipping in olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Nutrition Information: (Per Serving) Calories: 150, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 1g, Sodium: 350mg

Create lasting memories with your loved ones as you savor each slice of this homemade Rustic Artisan Bread. Share it at family gatherings or enjoy it with your favorite cheeses and spreads. Let the simple joy of bread-making elevate your culinary adventures.

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