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Best. Artisan. Bread. Period.

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6 Servings Serving Icon
12 Hours, 45 Minutes Preferences Icon

Submitted by Yaakov Sonnenblick

After moving out of town, our neighbor introduced me to heavenly bread known as Artisan Bread. It was only made for special occasions, perhaps a few times every year, but during those times, I could not get enough of this bread. After I bugged him to teach it to me, he showed up at our door one day with a Dutch oven and said YOU are going to make the bread today. This recipe is only 4 ingredients, literally takes 5 minutes to prepare, is healthy and is the best bread I have ever had! Since that week, this has become our new Shabbos “Challah” which we finish every week. After introducing it to our family, our parents and siblings make it every week too! Let’s finally share this masterpiece…


Prepare the Bread


Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix till all the flour is incorporated. Cover with saran wrap and let sit for 12-18 hours.


Place Dutch oven in oven at 475 degrees Fahrenheit.


Line parchment paper with about 1/4 cup flour and put dough on the flour.


Fold like an envelope and allow to rest on envelope side for a half an hour covered. If adding garlic (method follows), put cloves in the middle before folding. Flip back over and place dough with the parchment paper into Dutch oven.


Bake covered for 20 minutes, then remove cover and bake another 20 minutes. Place on cooling rack. Enjoy!

Prepare the Optional Garlic Flavoring


Add garlic cloves and Everything but the Bagel Sesame to one cup oil. Broil for 15 minutes.