Dutch Oven Bread

5 from 3 reviews

A foolproof recipe that requires very little kneading and comes out perfectly every time!


  • 2 c bread flour
  • 1 c white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pinch of sugar
  • 1.5 c warm water
  • 2+3/4 tsp active dry yeast


  1. Pour the warm water into a large bowl. Add yeast and a pinch of sugar and let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Add salt and flours and stir until a shaggy ball of dough is formed.
  3. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 4 hours.
  4. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. With floured hands, knead the dough 5-10 times.
  5. Return dough to the bowl and let rise for another 30 minutes.
  6. While dough is rising, place your dutch oven (uncovered) in the oven and preheat to 430 degrees F.
  7. After 30 minutes, use floured hands to reshape dough into a ball and carefully drop into the dutch oven.
  8. Cover and let bake for 30 minutes.
  9. Uncover and let bake 10-15 minutes longer.
  10. Remove loaf from dutch oven and let cool.