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How to Make a Homemade Artisan Country Loaf Bread Recipe

Bread should be light and fluffy on the inside with a beautiful hard crust on the outside. Learn How to Make a Homemade Artisan Country Loaf Bread Recipe!
Course Appetizer, side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 669kcal


  • 560 grams of 00 bread flour
  • 190 grams of whole wheat flour
  • 600 grams of water at 98° to 100°
  • 17 grams of Kosher salt
  • 3 grams of active yeast


  • In a large bowl combine with your hands the flours and water until completely mixed together. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Next, sprinkle the salt and yeast overtop and mix it into the dough by pinching, stretching and folding the dough over for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Cover and rest the dough in a warm dark place for 15 to 20 minutes before folding the dough over for 2 minutes.
  • Cover and rest for 45 to 60 minutes and then fold the dough over for 2 minutes. The dough may need a few more folds if the gluten is not strengthening.
  • Cover and rest for 2 hours or until it has tripled in size.
  • Dust a clean surface with flour and place the dough onto it. Sprinkle the top with flour and fold the dough over in thirds 3 to 4 times and then begin to mold the dough into a ball by cupping around the dough into the bottom.
  • Place the dough into a floured Benetton and cover and rest for 60 minutes.
  • In the meantime, place a small Dutch oven pot into the oven on 475° for at least 30 minutes.
  • Flip the dough right into the hot Dutch oven pot, cover it and return it to the oven and bake for 30 minutes
  • Let cool for 20 to 30 minutes before slicing and serving.


Calories: 669kcal | Carbohydrates: 136g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1659mg | Potassium: 312mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3mg