Homemade Artisanal Bread: Crispy Crust & Fluffy Interior

Homemade Artisanal Bread: Crispy Crust & Fluffy Interior

There’s something truly magical about the aroma of freshly baked bread that fills your kitchen. The anticipation builds as you watch the dough transform into a masterpiece that boasts a perfectly crispy crust and a wonderfully fluffy interior. This recipe for Homemade Artisanal Bread is a celebration of simplicity and patience, resulting in a loaf that rivals those from the finest bakeries.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of active dry yeast
  • 1 ½ cups of lukewarm water

Instructions

  1. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Dissolve the yeast in lukewarm water and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Combine the yeast mixture with the flour mixture and knead until you have a smooth dough.
  4. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and let the dough rise for about 2 hours.
  5. Gently shape the dough into a round loaf and let it rise again for 1 hour.
  6. Preheat your oven and a covered Dutch oven to 450°F (230°C).
  7. Place the dough into the hot Dutch oven, cover, and bake for 30 minutes.
  8. Uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the crust is beautifully golden.
  9. Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool before slicing.

Prep time: 3 hours

Yields: 1 delicious loaf

Indulge in the simple pleasure of tearing into a crusty, artisanal bread with a soft, airy interior. This recipe brings the bakery to your home.

Nutrition information: Calories: 120 per slice, Total Fat: 0.5g, Carbs: 25g, Protein: 3g

After patiently nurturing your dough and savoring the delightful process of baking, the moment arrives. As you slice into the freshly baked bread, the crust crackles satisfyingly, giving way to a pillowy softness inside. Each bite carries the distinct tang of fermentation, a testament to the careful balance of time and ingredients. Whether enjoyed warm with a slather of butter or as a companion to your favorite soup, this Homemade Artisanal Bread elevates every meal into a special occasion. Share this labor of love with friends and family, and let its aroma and taste forge lasting memories.