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3 Artisan Bread Recipes-Easy and Delicious!

Homemade Bread

Basic Artisan Bread Recipe
 3 cups unbleached bread flour
 ½ tsp active dry yeast
 2 tsp kosher salt
 1 ½ cups warm water
Rosemary Parmesan Artisan Bread
 3 cups unbleached bread flour
 ½ tsp active dry yeast
 2 tsp kosher salt
 1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
 1 ½ tbsp dried rosemary
 1 ¾ cups warm water
Garlic Parmesan Artisan Bread
 3 cups unbleached bread flour
 ½ tsp active dry yeast
 2 tsp kosher salt
 3 tbsp minced garlic (fresh or prepared)
 1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
 1 ¾ cups warm water
1

In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients except for the water.

Add ingredients

2

add raising agent

3

Add Kosher Salt

4

Using a whisk or fork, mix all dry ingredients thoroughly.

* this would include the spices such as dried rosemary and parmesan cheese

Whisk together

5

Add warm water to the dry ingredients ( add garlic at this time for Recipe #3 Garlic Parmesan Bread ) and mix with a rubber spatula, scraping the edges of the bowl until all the flour is moistened.

Making bread dough

6

The dough should be sticky enough to hold together, if it doesn't just add a small amount of warm water until it holds together 1 teaspoon at a time.

* do not overmix or knead the dough

Bread Dough

7

Cover dough with plastic wrap. Leave the dough for 8-24 hours.

Cover dough with plastic wrap

8

After the fermentation process, the mixture will be bubbly and moist.

Fermentation of flour and yeast

9

Pour dough onto a floured surface using a rubber spatula.

Dough

10

Shape dough into a ball and place on a piece of parchment paper (optional) and cover with plastic wrap.

Form dough

11

Place plastic over dough

12

Place pan in the oven with the lid on.

Lodge Dutch Oven

13

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Hot oven

14

When oven is ready, remove pan from the oven and lift the parchment paper with dough into the pan, or place the dough directly in the pan if not using paper. Cover with the lid and place in the oven.

Bake for 30 minutes

15

Remove lid on pan and bake an additional 15 minutes.

Bread

16

When done, remove bread from the dutch oven and place on a rack to cool completely before slicing.

Homemade Bread

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