Crusty No Knead Italian Bread

– 3 ¾ cups of bread or all-purpose – 1 packet 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast – 1 tsp sugar – 1 1/4 cup warm water about 100 F – 2 cups bread flour plus extra for dusting – 1 cup whole wheat flour – 1 1/4 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt


White Scribbled Underline

Cook time: 45 min

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1 loaf



prep Time

30 min + rising time


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Looking for the BEST Homemade Bread Recipe? This easy homemade crusty Italian bread recipe is incredible! It's just like the bread my Italian mother-in-law makes!! This delicious bread is made in your Dutch oven and is ready in a few hours-no need to have it rise overnight! Perfectly crisp crust and soft on the inside.

The secrets of a perfectly baked crusty breadPatience and good timing. It is best to bake it in a stone oven for about 40 minutes, which will give the bread an amazing crusty texture with a fluffy interior. – The oven should be preheated to at 460°F and the bread should be placed in the middle of the oven. – To achieve a golden brown color, brush the top with olive oil or melted butter before baking.

What is the point of no-knead bread? No-knead bread is a quick, easy way to make delicious homemade bread with minimal effort. Traditionally, breads require kneading and rising several times in order to develop the gluten strands that give structure to the loaf. With no-knead bread, this process is greatly simplified by relying on time instead of kneading.


What is the difference between French bread and Italian bread? The main difference between French bread and Italian bread is the texture. French bread typically has a crisp crust and a light, airy interior with large holes, while Italian bread usually has a chewy texture and an open crumb.


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