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Crusty Artisan Bread

Artisan Bread Recipe only requires 3 simple ingredients and you can have homemade bread at home with little effort. Try this artisan sourdough bread recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Rising time12 hrs
Total Time13 hrs 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crusty Artisan Bread
Servings: 9
Calories: 154kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime


  • 3 cups flour
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon yeast this is a small portion of what is in a small packet of yeast
  • cups water


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt and yeast.
  • **If you want to add anything to the bread (seasonings, cheese, raisins) add it in now.
  • Stir in water. The dough will be very sticky.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let set out for 12-18 hours. I know it seems like a long time, but it will be worth it!
  • Heat oven to 450 F (or 230 C). Now here is where the original recipe differs from what I did. The original recipes uses a cast iron pot with a lid (such as a Le Creuset). I do not have one of these fancy shmancy pots (though I'd love one!), so I used an old crockpot liner. Please don't ask why I have an old crockpot liner, that's a whole other story. Anyway, this worked great for baking this bread! I did remove the handle from the lid since it is plastic!! Now back to the recipe - place the pot and lid in the heated oven. Let sit in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • While the pot is heating through, take the super sticky dough out of the bowl and place on a very floured surface. Shape into a ball (do not knead it). Cover with the plastic wrap you were using earlier.
  • Once the pot is ready, remove it from the oven. Place the super sticky dough in the HOT, HOT pot. Please be very careful!! Put the lid on top. (Since I am using the old crockpot liner without the handle on the lid, I put my lid on upside down for easier removal later.) Bake at 450 F for 30 minutes.
  • Your bread will look beautiful. Remove the lid and bake another 15 minutes.
  • Wala! Remove the bread from the pot and let cool on a wire rack. Your house should smell wonderful and you should feel very proud. What a creation. Enjoy!


Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 455mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 2mg