The easiest crusty bread recipe you’ll ever make. 3 ingredients. No knead. Delicious.
I am so excited to introduce you to the BEST easy bread recipe ever! We can’t get enough of this bread, so I’m glad that it is such a breeze to make. It only uses 3 ingredients . . . and this is a crusty bread recipe that you don’t need a Dutch oven for. If you have one, you can definitely use it for this recipe, but if you don’t, then any oven-safe ceramic dish will work!
All you will need to make this crusty bread is flour, salt, and yeast. And the best part . . . you don’t have to knead it or get the entire kitchen messy. I like to serve this bread along with soup, so in the morning at about 8 I will combine the ingredients in my Kitchen Aid mixer, then cover it and let the dough sit there all day. Then I put it in the oven at about 4 PM, and by 5 PM I have fresh warm bread ready for dinner!
Also, has anyone heard of a butter keeper?? I hadn’t until my sister-in-law gave me one for Christmas . . . what a game changer! You will have perfectly spreadable soft butter all the time!
Measure out your flour, salt, and yeast.
Add warm water.
Next, mix it on medium speed until well combined and dough is stretchy (about 2 minutes).
Cover the bowl and let sit for at least 8 hours.
When you are ready to bake your bread, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Then, dump your dough onto a floured counter, then plop it into your casserole dish. The dough will be sticky, that is how it should be!
Bake for 30 minutes covered, then for 15 minutes uncovered.
If you want a browner bread, bake it a bit longer uncovered until desired brown-ness.
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. yeast
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- In large mixing bowl, combine flour, yeast, and salt.
- Add warm water.
- Mix on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
- Cover bowl, and let sit for 8 hours or longer.
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Dump dough out of bowl onto floured surface. (dough will be sticky)
- Plop into oven-safe creamic dish, or Dutch oven.
- Bake for 30 minutes covered, then 15 minutes uncovered.
Can be baked additional time uncovered to achieve desired browning.
Once you try this easy bread recipe, you’ll be hooked!
Pin for later so you don’t forget to try it next time you have soup night (you’ll love these soup recipes!)