Artisan Bread in a Dutch Oven: Vegan and Only 3 Ingredients

While trying to eat through our pantry stock I came across lots of small bags of flour. I had everything from cassava to almond but the one thing I realized, is that for as much flour I stocked, I have never made bread. 

 

After doing a little bit of research I came across 2 things. If you have a bread maker, it’s pretty easy and if you have lots of types of non-traditonal flour – don’t start with that. So when I was out at the store I grabbed some unbleached whole wheat and white flour. I also started with the simplest recipe I could. 

 

Because I don’t have a bread maker I decided that I would need to find an alternative since I don’t have a traditional large loaf pan either. Luckily with a small amount of digging, I quickly discovered that using a cast iron dutch oven can bake up a delicious loaf of bread. 

 

So I’m now on my 4th loaf of bread and loving it. The whole wheat version I used 1 cup white flour and 2 cups wheat flour. It was very rich in taste and much grainier. 

Artisan Bread in a Dutch Oven: Vegan and Only 3 Ingredients

Ingredients: 

3 cups flour (not gluten-free)

1 ½ tsp Himalayan pink salt 

½ tsp yeast 

1 ½ cup of warm water

 

Instructions: 

To prep: 

In a large bowl mix together flour, salt, and yeast. 

Add in warm water and mix thoroughly. 

 

To bake:

Place a towel over the bowl and let sit for 24 hours.

Preheat over to 400 F

Place your empty dutch oven and lid into the oven for 30 minutes.

While the dutch oven is heating up lightly flour on a cutting board and roll the dough into a large ball.

Using oven mitts, remove the dutch oven from the oven, drizzle some olive oil into the bottom and carefully place the bread dough into the bottom. 

Place lid on the dutch oven and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. 

Carefully take off the lid (it will be extremely hot so place on a heat-safe surface) and bake for another 15 minutes uncovered. 

Take out and let cool. Slice, enjoy and refrigerate!

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