Crusty Italian Bread {C-r-a-z-y Easy To Make}

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Crusty Italian Bread is an easy homemade bread recipe made with two main ingredients, flour, and yeast.  The rest is salt and water.  It has the perfect crust, crunchy, slightly chewiness.  And the inside is dreamy soft, and delightful!  All you want in a loaf of crusty bread.




Making a Crusty Italian Bread doesn't have to be as pain laboring as I thought. 

 As soon as I saw this recipe over at Food For A Hungry Soul, I knew it would be my go-to crusty bread recipe too. 

There is no kneading; you just mix all the ingredients, let it rise for four hours, shape it into loaves, and bake.  How c-r-a-z-y easy is that?


Not only is the recipe fabulous for making Crusty Bread----you can also make Crusty Rolls and Pizza Dough with it. Don't you just love recipes that just keep on giving!

Take a look at this video for other ways to make this wonderfully easy bread.  

Thank you, Tony, for sharing the video and the Word of God...love it.  When you are in Texas, come see me!!  Blessing, K





Give us day by day our daily bread.  Luke 11:3




WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE CRUSTY ITALIAN BREAD



  • 4 cups, all-purpose, unbleached flour 

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon yeast

  • 2 cups warm water




HOW TO MAKE CRUSTY ITALIAN BREAD



  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.

  • Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl; add 2 cups of warm water. Mix until all the flour is incorporated and a dough has formed. Cover with a towel and let rise for 4 hours—Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

  • On a well-floured surface, pour out the dough covering the outside surface with flour as the dough is wet and sticky. Handling the dough as little as possible (you're trying not to burst the bubbles), shape your dough into your desired shape, and place it on the parchment paper prepared baking sheet that was set aside until time to bake.

  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Put an ovenproof bowl with 2-3 cups of hot water in the oven.

  • Place the prepared dough on the parchment paper lined sheet pan in the oven above the water.  Bake for 35-50 minutes, depending on how dark you would like your bread. Watch how dark the bread crust gets as to how long you leave it in the oven.

  • The oven temperature is really high, and it is easy to over brown the bread. So check the bread after 35 minutes.

  • Note: For more hints about using this dough, I suggest you visit the post for Nonna's Crusty Bread. She has suggestions for keeping the dough in your refrigerator and reheating the bread.

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Comments

  1. This does sound easy! I'll have to give this a try!

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  2. Anonymous11/09/2011

    I have to pluck up courage and make bread - yours looks SOOOOOOOOO good - I can almost smell it!
    Mary x

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  3. Thank you!! I've been looking for a good crusty bread recipe, and this looks wonderful. I'll be trying it soon!

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  4. oh wow...that does sound easy to make! and you shot looks sooo delicious!

    your sharing this crazy easy to make Italian bread over at Food Friday is much appreciated, Ms. K!
    happy weekend! :)

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  5. oh my goodness
    does this look utterly fantastic
    or what?

    i can't wait to try this tomorrow
    and see what my family of
    bread-loving kids think

    thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!

    alison

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  6. Sounds delish!

    Thanks for sharing with

    Simply Delish Saturday

    P.S following you on twitter as KB1

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  7. Mmmm...I think you just gave me some inspiration for a snowy Saturday over here! Thank you! : )

    evie @ brown paper packages

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and please come back soon.
    Miz Helen

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  9. Thanks for sharing you yummy looking recipe. I'll have to try this one. Kathi

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  10. Just wanted to let you know I featured this on my facebook page! Now I'm off to make it! Mmmm...

    evie @ brown paper packages

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  11. And those are a perfect match with coffee.

    Visiting via Food Friday!

    Gene, meiji black chocolate

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  12. This looks so easy and SO good!

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  13. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great week and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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  14. just a note to let you know
    that i am featuring your bread
    on this week's fridays unfolded!

    alison

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  15. xoxo Glad you enjoyed this. Thank you so much for the shout out.

    Many blessings to you, Dear One. Hope your holidays are blessed and joyous.

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  16. This was my first attempt at making my own bread and it sooooooo easy! Delicious and perfect crust! I may never buy bread again. :) Thank you!

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  17. just thought i'd let you know i featured your bread on my blog today! have a great weekend!

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  18. can this be made in a bread machine? Love the recipe.

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    1. I have never made it in a bread machine so I am not sure.

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  19. Can you make hard rolls out of this dough? Thanks!

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    1. I don't see why not but the dough is real sticky so I would spray non stick cooking spray on a knife and cut pieces of dough and shape Into a roll. Hope this helps.

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  20. Which type of yeast are you using?

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    1. I use Fleshmans regular yeast. Not the quick rise or the one for the bread machine. Hope this helps.

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  21. I'm confused, what is the water in the pan for and do you place the parchment on top of the water?

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    1. Thank you so much for letting me know the confusion. I have updated the recipe. When I made the recipe card I didn't catch all the updates to the recipe. Again, thank you.

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  22. Do I put the pan with the bread and parchment paper right above the pan with water or on a separate rack above the pan with water. Thank you.

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    1. Put it on a separate rack.

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    2. Thank you, Will be making this bread soon.

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