How To Make Dutch Oven Homemade Bread

This homemade bread recipe is so easy. Even with just a couple ingredients, this bread is very delicious.

As a child, I remember my Italian grandparents on my dad’s side always having bread and butter at the dinner table. For holidays, I remember the warm, fluffy bread rolls in a basket as all my family passed it around the table. My grandma, Stella would be in the kitchen for hours making homemade pasta and bread. Unfortunately, my grandma died when I was 23 so some of these details of the story could be incorrect. I regret not standing beside her learning every move she made. But I also remember her kicking everyone but my Aunt Dede out of the kitchen. She made Italian cookies and desserts beforehand and those were always set out on a separate buffet table. I didn’t appreciate those cookies then, but I would give anything to have those desserts again. My grandparent’s house was beautiful. I learned later that my grandma was an interior designer. The smell of fresh baked Italian food and bread will be smell that I’ll never forget.

You do not need to be an expert to make this bread. I’m still learning with every recipe I make too (therefore I’m not an expert either). Please refer to other recipes and/or other professionals for more information. I’m just posting recipes and experiences that for my family. Thank you for reading my blog and if you would like the recipe, please keep following along.

What you’ll need:

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • Dutch oven
  • butcher paper

Step 1:

Mix together 3 cups of all purpose flour, 2 tsp salt and 2 tsp instant yeast. Add 1 1/2 cups of warm water and mix together.

Step 2:

Cover and let it rise for 2-3 hours.

Step 3:

Sprinkle a little bit of flour onto a clean counter top and put the ball of dough right on top. You will noticed that the ball of dough has risen and may be sticky to the touch.

Step 4:

Shape dough roughly into a ball, coating each side of the ball of dough with flour (lightly).

Step 5:

Place ball of dough onto butcher paper and place that into a Dutch oven. Cover Dutch cover and place into oven.

Step 6:

Bake in the oven for 30 mins at 445 degree Fahenheit. It’s better to have the Dutch oven pre heated.

Step 7:

After the 30 mintues are up, bake uncovered for 15 minutes or until golden and crispy. Your oven may differ from mine so keep a close eye on it.

Enjoy warm with some butter!!

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