Sourdough Dutch Oven Bread with Only a Few Ingredients

Sourdough dutch oven bread is a delicious one-pot-wonder that is simple enough for even the most novice baker.

crusty sourdough dutch oven bread

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I think one of the best smells in the world is fresh baked bread straight from the oven.

That first slice, slathered in butter. Filling your senses and scorching your tastebuds because you couldn’t wait for it to cool. Ahhh bliss.

One of my goals in life is to make all of our bread, no more grocery store loaves.  I think that’s when I’ll really feel like the little homesteader I am in my own mind.  

For some reason, baking bread from scratch has always seemed a little overwhelming to me though.  But after finding this recipe, I am no longer afraid!

I Like Simple 

So the sourdough bread recipe that I found from The Elliott Homestead was absolutely perfect!  Assuming that you have salt & water, it is only 3 ingredients and a few steps.  Plus, it is honestly delicious.  Crusty outside, fluffy inside, perfect for sopping up homemade soup, pairing with fresh pasta, or creating my savory sourdough breakfast bake.

sliced sourdough bread

Ingredients

  • 7 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 cups sourdough starter (fed and bubbling)
  • 2 tbsp sea salt
  • 3 1/2 cups water

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients.
  2. Cover and let rise in a warm spot for 12-18 hours.
  3. Preheat dutch oven and lit in 500° oven for 45 minutes.
  4. Once heated, sprinkle bottom of dutch oven with a tablespoon or so of flour, then gently pour in the dough.
  5. Cover with lid and bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Turn oven down to 400°, remove lid, and bake for another 15 minutes.

Notes

I love to bake with einkorn flour. It’s an ancient wheat grain that hasn’t been hybridized and is more easily digested. Because of this, that might make this sourdough recipe an especially good option for folks with digestive issues or wheat/gluten sensitivity.

crusty artisan sourdough dutch oven bread on rustic wood table

This recipe is always a big hit at my house. I’ve even baked mini loaves to use as bread bowls for soup and chili. Plus it looks really fancy, so everyone thinks I slaved over it when it really only takes a few minutes of actual work!

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Sourdough Dutch Oven Bread

Sourdough Dutch Oven Bread

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 50 minutes

Sourdough dutch oven bread is a delicious one-pot-wonder that is simple enough for even the most novice baker.

Ingredients

  • 7 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 cups sourdough starter (fed and bubbling)
  • 2 tbsp sea salt
  • 3 1/2 cups water

Instructions

    1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients.
    2. Cover and let rise in a warm spot for 12-18 hours.
    3. Preheat dutch oven and lit in 500° oven for 45 minutes.
    4. Once heated, sprinkle bottom of dutch oven with a tablespoon or so of flour, then gently pour in the dough.
    5. Cover with lid and bake for 30 minutes.
    6. Turn oven down to 400°, remove lid, and bake for another 15 minutes.

Notes

I love to bake with einkorn flour. It's an ancient wheat grain that hasn't been hybridized and is more easily digested. Because of this, that might make this sourdough recipe an especially good option for folks with digestive issues or wheat/gluten sensitivity.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 415Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1402mgCarbohydrates: 88gFiber: 11gSugar: 0gProtein: 15g

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24 comments

  1. Zan says:

    I don’t have a dutch oven but II can smell that loaf baking/ oh, how our family loves fresh baked breads…our little kids can’t eat enough! And three ingredients? I’ll have to check out this sour dough starter, too to make my bread making easier!

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