One of my most reader-tested and approved recipes! This crusty, fluffy artisan bread needs only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to come together… you won't believe how easy and delicious it is!
Author: Thank God I Bake
Active Dry Yeast
Bread Flour (2 1/2 cups)
Salt (1/2 Tbsp)
Active Dry Yeast (1/2 Tbsp)
into a bowl.
If you are using a stand mixer, start on low speed and slowly add in the
Water (1 1/2 cups)
. If using a spatula to mix it. Mix for about 1 minute or until it forms a sticky dough and no more dry flour can be seen.
Cover and leave the dough at room temperature for an hour, and then put it in the fridge overnight. The next day, the dough should double in size and have a lot of bubbles inside.
Transfer onto a floured surface, and gently fold the corner of the dough into the middle. Form a round smooth dough. Line a tray with parchment paper with flour on it. Transfer the dough onto it. Let the dough rise for an hour.
10 minutes before the dough finishes rising, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) and place a heatproof bowl of hot water in the bottom.
Use a knife to lightly slice across the top of the dough. Bake for 25 minutes.
Transfer the baked bread to a wire rack to cool down. Bon appetite!
You want the water at approximately 104 degrees F (40 degrees C). DO NOT USE water that is more than 140 degrees F (59 degrees C), because it will kill the yeast.
Nutrition Per Serving
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