H2H Approved – Easy Artisan Bread

Have you ever pinned something to cook up and upon doing so you quickly realize that you have become the latest victim of Pintrosity?

pin·stros·i·ty pin-ˈsträ-sə-tē: 1. a pin of great and often frightening size, force, or complexity. 2. A real life result of a pin. 3. When a pins measurements, and dimensions are a total and utter lie, causing you to fail every time you attempt it.

I added that last bit myself 🙂

So I would like to present to you a new segment I like to call “Housewife2Hostess Tested And Approved”  I pinned this no-knead bread recipe months ago and was pleasantly surprised when it turned out. So without further adieu, The Comfort of Cooking…


3 cups all-purpose flour
2-3 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon dry yeast (active dry or highly active dry work best)
1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
Special cookware needed: Dutch oven or any large oven-safe dish/bowl and lid*


In a large bowl, stir together the flour, salt and yeast. Add the water and stir using a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a shaggy but cohesive dough. No not over-work the dough.
Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Let dough sit at room temperature for 8-24 hours*. Dough will bubble up and rise.

After dough is ready, preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place your Dutch oven, uncovered, into the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
While your Dutch oven preheats, turn dough onto a well-floured surface and, with floured hands, form the dough into a ball. Cover dough loosely with plastic wrap and let rest.

After the 30 minutes are up, carefully remove Dutch oven. With floured hands, place the bread dough into it. (You can put a piece of parchment under the dough if your Dutch oven isn’t enamel coated.)

Replace cover and bake for 30 minutes covered. Carefully remove cover and bake for 7-15 minutes* more, uncovered.
Carefully remove bread to a cutting board and slice with a bread knife.


6 thoughts on “H2H Approved – Easy Artisan Bread”

  1. I’ve wanted to try this type of recipe for so long! I just have a hard time parting with 3 cups of my precious gluten free flour! I can’t wait to try it though! And I was lucky enough to get a Le Creuset french oven for my wedding, so my bread will be cooked in that! Can’t wait!!!

  2. This is a wonderfully simple but elegant recipe. I have mixed up various types of flour i.e. whole wheat bread flour 1/2 & 1/2 WW & unbleached white. I reduced the salt a bit but followed the proceed and have had 100% no fail artisan bread.
    My preference for a Dutch oven is stoneware. The metal Dutch ovens are okay but the stone adds a good a nice touch.
    Thanks for the great recipe. Simple is Oh so good!

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