Rustic Homemade Bread: Aromatic and Crispy Crust

Rustic Homemade Bread: Aromatic and Crispy Crust

Picture yourself strolling through a quaint countryside bakery, greeted by the irresistible aroma of freshly baked bread. Our Rustic Homemade Bread with its aromatic essence and crispy crust brings that experience right to your kitchen.


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


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour and salt. In a separate bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Gradually add the yeast mixture to the flour, stirring until a shaggy dough forms.
  3. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and let the dough rise for 12-18 hours.
  4. Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C). Place a covered Dutch oven inside to heat.
  5. Gently transfer the risen dough to the preheated Dutch oven. Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Uncover and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until the crust turns golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and let it cool before slicing.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yields: 1 loaf

A rustic loaf with a chewy interior and a perfectly crispy crust, ideal for pairing with soups or enjoying on its own.

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

Picture slicing into the freshly baked bread, the crust crackling under your knife and revealing the soft, aromatic center. As you take that first bite, you’re transported to a serene countryside scene, where time slows down and simple pleasures are savored.

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