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Easy Rustic Bread Recipe

How would you like to make a nice loaf of bread? This recipe is easy and delivers great results every time.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Resting Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 144kcal


  • 2 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Tbsp Yeast
  • 1 Cup Warm Water
  • 1/2 Tbsp Salt


  • Measure out the flour in a large bowl.
  • In a smaller bowl, combine the salt, yeast, and warm water(about 100 degrees to activate the yeast). Let it stand for 5-10 minutes.
  • Slowly pour the mixture into the large bowl of flour. Mixuntil all of the flour is incorporated. You’ll have a glob of dough.
  • Take a dishtowel and cover the bowl. Let it sit for 2 hours.
  • At this point, you can take the dough and refrigerate it forlater use or bake it now. If you refrigerate it, let it go for about a week.
  • Ready to cook now? Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or tin foil (lightly grease tin foil). Bake at 450 for about 30 minutes.