Wednesday, January 9, 2013


I have been wanting to try to make Artisan bread for quite some time now. We make all kinds of bread around here on the homestead but not Artisan.

I found a super easy recipe from here and thought I would give it a try. Well guess what? It turned out great!

Here are a couple of  pictures I took of it before I give the ok to devour it! That is just what happened. I don't think it lasted more than 5 minutes.

Here is the very easy and yummy recipe.


3 cups flour (calls for all-purpose, we use freshly ground hard white wheat)
1/2 teaspoon yeast
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
Add-ins: Cranberry/white chocolate/pecan
Cranberry cinnamon
Cinnamon Raisin

1. Put first 3 ingredients in bowl and stir until incorporated.
2. If you are going to use add-ins, put them in now.
3. Add the lukewarm water.
4. Cover the bowl with saran wrap. Set aside and let rest for 8-20 hours.
5. After dough has rested, flour a surface or a bowl. Wet hands and pat into a ball-try to get as round as you can. Let it rise for an hour.
6. Meanwhile, preheat you oven to 450 degrees F.
7. Place your pot into the oven at 450 degrees for 30 minutes.
8. After the bread has risen for an hour, take your pot out of the oven and place bread in the hot pot.
9. Bake for 30 minutes. Take lid off and bake another 10-15 minutes.
10. Let cool before slicing.

This is an awesome artisan bread recipe. Try it, you will not be disappointed.

God Bless!


  1. It looks wonderful! Artisan is our favorite way to make bread!

  2. I have been wanting to try this but what kind of pot is that or do I need? Thanks. Nancy

    1. Hi Nancy, I use two different kinds. One is a stoneware pan with a lid and the other is an old crockpot dish I kept when my crockpot quite working. It works really good. I have heard the ceramic cast iron cookware works really good also.