Super Simple Artisan Bread

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I love bread...actually, let me qualify that with I love artisan bread. I like a crunchy crust with a soft center. Before we moved to Germany I thought I knew a thing or two about bread, but how I was mistaken.

The variety of breads found in a German bakery amazed me. At first, I was hesitant of all that dark wheat and rye, but slowly, as I ventured beyond chocolate croissants and baguettes, I found a richness and density in those nutty loaves that I came to love. It became a daily ritual to pick up fresh bread from the bakery and I stopped baking bread!

Now that I live in Saudi there is a complete dearth of bread, that is if you want something other than pita or white flour. I've come to realize I am going to have to start baking my own bread again, so when a friend of mine posted this youtube video for super simple bread I knew I had to give it a try.

My first attempt was a success. My husband and daughter loved the flavor, the crust was perfectly crunchy (though the bottom a bit tough) and the technique of cooking in a caste iron dutch oven was very simple.

You can watch the video here 


  1. I love crusty breads too. Aren't they just wonderful. Looking at your bread shot, right now I want an olive oil, garlic, parsley dip to go with this and a little glass of vino.

  2. I must have done something wrong. Mine did not look like this. It did not really rise.