You may think crusty bread might be something you only find in cafes and restaurants. Think again! Making your own crusty bread right at home is actually extremely simple and requires no fancy equipment or ingredients.
I love baking up a couple loaves of this perfectly crunchy and tender bread when I’m making a soup, or want a great homemade bread to dip in olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
If you’re intimidated by yeast bread, this is a great one to try. It requires no kneading, no double rise, and feels so special and fancy.
This crusty bread only requires four ingredients – flour, yeast, salt and water.
You simply combine the ingredients in a bowl, let is rise for two hours, shape into two round loaves, and bake in a really hot oven.
Next time you’re looking for a simple crusty bread that feels fancy and special, try this recipe. It just might become your go-to like it has mine.
This bread recipe was inspired by the Everyday Artisan Bread from my friends at the Food Nanny. I adjusted the quantities to make 2 small loaves instead of 3 larger ones and simplified the steps.
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Tried this recipe and it was so easy and tasty! Just wondering if it could be made with whole wheat flour?
So glad you liked it! I haven’t personally tried it with whole wheat flour, but if you do, let me know. I don’t know if the texture would be the same, but worth a shot!
I only have instant yeast. Do you think that would work well?