Make this crusty artisan bread at home, even if you’ve never baked bread or worked with yeast before. There is no kneading or intricate shaping required, only five ingredients are needed, and the majority of the work can be done while you relax. Bread masters will enjoy this recipe as well because it delivers on flavor, a little crunchy and incredibly chewy exterior, and those trademark soft holes within like ciabatta or French bread.
Continue reading for the recipe.
Only 5 Ingredients
- All-purpose flour
- Kosher salt
- Granular yeast
- Black pepper
1. How to Make Homemade Artisan Bread: Easy Steps
In a large bowl, combine the flour, yeast, salt, and pepper to begin making your artisan bread. Make sure all of the ingredients are mixed in by whisking them together.
If you want your bread to rise correctly, you need to activate the yeast by using warm water.
Then, while continuing to stir, gradually add the warm water. Having a digital thermometer on hand to check the temperature of your water is an invaluable tool in this situation.
Because yeast is sensitive to heat, your homemade bread will not rise if the water is too hot. Water that is too cool will prevent the yeast from rising.
The optimal range for the water’s temperature is between 100 and 110 degrees Fahrenheit.