Basic Dutch Oven Bread

Preparation info
  • Makes


    ( 2 pound 900 gram ) loaf
    • Difficulty


Appears in
From Scratch: 10 Meals, 175 Recipes, and Dozens of Techniques You Will Use Over and Over

By Michael Ruhlman

Published 2019

  • About

This is a perfect all-purpose dough and makes a great boule, especially if you cook it in a Dutch oven (a technique introduced by the baker Jim Lahey), which traps the moisture the bread gives off and helps create a delicious crust. But you can also stretch it thin and long, stipple it with your fingers, rub oil on it, and bake it for ciabatta. Or you can turn it into pretzels</