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The Best Crusty Bread (Dutch Oven)

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  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water (warm)
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    Calories10Calories from Fat
    Total Fat0g0%
    Saturated Fat0g0%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat
    Total Carbohydrate3g1%
    Dietary Fiber0g0%
    Vitamin A0%
    Vitamin C

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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    Chad 10 months ago
    This is a great recipe. I use it all the time
    Nicole Crawford 2 years ago
    This is my go to bread recipe whenever I need a quick bread for dinner. I make all my bread from scratch and so I am an experienced baker, but there is nothing wrong with having a recipe like this in your collection. It is easy and so delicious.
    Don 2 years ago
    It's Ok. Basic bread.
    MB 2 years ago
    It’s totally awesome and soooo easy. I have done different variations including adding chocolate chips then making a homemade cinnamon butter. It’s also great bread for French toast or bread pudding.
    Lisa Deguchi 2 years ago
    I am speechless! After making this bread twice in a row, my picky husband declared there is no need to buy bread at the store anymore! I recently bought my first Dutch oven and this is the first thing I’ve made. It’s the ONLY thing I’ve made, because it disappears so quickly. I don’t keep bread flour on hand, so with a little research, I learned I can add 1 teaspoon of vital wheat gluten for every cup of flour. I know. I happen to have wheat gluten. Go figure.
    Amber V. 3 years ago
    I have made this twice and it doesn't last the day!
    Nancy B. 3 years ago
    Great, make this often. I put thinly sliced onions, garlic powder and olive oil on top. Beautiful and tasty.
    Mary Crokenower 3 years ago
    great crust and easy to make but very very bland receipe!!
    Daneille 3 years ago
    Excellent! Directions were spot on and easy to follow. Made dough the day before, placed in an airtight Tupperware container and set out of the way. Baked while making dinner the next day. A great accompaniment to any meal. This would make great a Bread Bowl for Holiday dips too.
    Flo 3 years ago
    I’d sure like to know. Rating bar is unmovable and lays right across the directions. Get your IT guys o; it!!!!
    It worked pretty well and the flavor was great. The only issue I had, is that the bread didn’t rise as much as is shown in the photo, but that was probably my own fault. All in all, this was a great and very easy recipe.
    Trey Turley 3 years ago
    I don't have a dutch oven so i just use a baking sheet with parchment paper on it and it turned out great!
    Carrie Dugic 3 years ago
    Love it! Make it often!
    delicious. taste like german bread and goes great with butter, turkey and mayo, or just plain. so easy to make
    Renso A. 3 years ago
    It was my first attempt at bread and won’t be my last
    Mary Cardenas 3 years ago
    Fabulous bread! Nice taste. Super easy. Definitely making again.
    Nichols 3 years ago
    did mine in cast iron covered with aluminum foil, and brushes with infused rosemary olive oil.
    Charmaine C. 4 years ago
    Best taste ever! I didn’t expect the taste would be so yummy! Will make this again!
    Kimiekay 4 years ago
    Was really easy to make, and the taste was awesome. Think the family loved it do to there not being any left over after having it with dinner.
    Joann 5 years ago
    It turned out great most difficult part was laying out $80 for Dutch oven cast-iron but I understand the importanceof cast-iron in cooking baking in general it has a place for many many years I remember my grandmother always cooking with cast-iron
    Denise Mitchell 5 years ago
    Best bread I ever made. Such a wonderful recipe treasure delightfully simple making a loaf with rosemary for tomorrow
    DeePop 5 years ago
    Best bread. I have ever baked. SO easy! I add a little more salt. Its just good bread! Always leave it overnight and up to 20 hours before baking.
    Pamela B. 5 years ago
    We make this bread at least once a week. sometimes I drizzle olive oil and sea salt before baking, sometimes add fresh rosemary or basil. This is a No-Fail recipe. We even make this on coals in the Dutch oven while we are out in the RV on vacation.
    Shelley M. 6 years ago
    I've been looking for a great crusty bread recipe. This one rocks. I make a lot of bread and I was shocked at how the simplest of recipes made the best bread ever. Keeper for sure!
    Stephanie M. 6 years ago
    Great bread!! Crusty outside, moist and soft inside. Mix of ciabatta and baguette but delicious! I made this a few time now, works every time. I let it sit for almost 24 hours and it almost tripled in size. Love it.
    Amy M. 6 years ago
    I make this all the time, but find that 1 & 1/2 c. water is way too much. I use about a cup plus 1-2 tablespoons of water and it comes out perfect. Love this bread
    cheF r. 6 years ago
    I loved this bread it had the crunchy-ness of a bagguete but the inside was moist. It was amazing and since i did not have a lot of time to let the dough set i dabbed vinagar on top of the loaf and let it set for two hours. it still got the flavor i needed and wanted but got the job done faster, wene you mix it up it is REALLY sticky but it turned out wonderful anyways.