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Recipes with Bev Nadler: Artisan Bread

Artisan Bread

Bev Nadler encourages you to Learn to Bake an Artisan Bread

“Many people have learned new skills while being at home during the past few months, including various cooking techniques. Never before have I attempted baking bread but this recipe, which originated with Sue Kaplan, was forwarded to me by a friend who told me that I had to try it and it was, by far, the easiest bread recipe ever! The best part is that you don’t even need a mixer…it’s all done by hand. I can truly attest to the fact that my bread was a huge success and I can now say that I learned bread baking while quarantining.”

Please be sure to watch the accompanying YouTube video to see exactly how it’s done.

I made mine with white whole wheat flour but will try it next time with white flour. You can make the bread as is or you can add a variety of toppings to the bread to make it your own.

Your family will love this freshly baked bread!

Artisan Bread

¼ tsp. yeast

3 cups flour

1 tsp. salt

1 ¼ cups hot water (not boiling)

  • Mix the first 3 ingredients by hand in a mixing bowl, add the hot water and stir.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit on counter for 3 hours. Dough will besticky.
  • Place dough on a floured board and fold dough over (as shown on YouTube). Place a sheet of parchment paper into a clean bowl, add the dough and cover with a towel for 35 minutes.
  • Heat oven to 450 degrees and preheat the Dutch oven in which you will be cooking the bread. Remove preheated Dutch oven and place the parchment paper and dough into it and bake covered for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, remove parchment paper and return bread to oven, uncovered for 15 minutes.