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5 minute bread

The easiest homemade bread you will ever make; Makes 2 to 4 loaves
Course Bread
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Marie


  • 3 cups lukewarm water
  • 6.5 to 7.5 cups of all purpose flour (32 ounces), King Arthur brand
  • 1 tablespoon table salt
  • 1.5 tablespoons instant yeast


  • Add water to a large bowl or plastic food-grade bucket
  • dissolve yeast in water
  • Add flour and mix to incorporate
  • Add salt and mix in with hands
  • Cover and let rest at room temp for 2 hours
  • Cover the dough with plastic wrap and place bowl/bucket in refrigerator for at least 8 hours and up to 7 days
  • When ready to bake, preheat dutch oven on top of baking stone/steel
  • In the meantime, tear off a piece of dough (1/2 to 1/3 of the dough) and form it into a round; place on floured surface or on top of parchment paper
  • Score bread by making 1/2 inch cuts with scissors or knife and transfer loaf into the bottom of dutch oven and immediately cover for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Uncover and let bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes until the loaf is browned or the internal temperature is 210 degrees
  • Let the loaf cool on a rack or prop it up on its side


Makes 2 to 4 loaves depending on desired size