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
- 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.
- Gradually add the yeast mixture to the flour, stirring until a shaggy dough forms.
- Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and let the dough rise for 12-18 hours.
- Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C). Place a covered Dutch oven inside to heat.
- Gently transfer the risen dough to the preheated Dutch oven. Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
- Uncover and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until the crust turns golden brown.
- 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.