Five Minute Artisan Bread


Bread = Happiness. All sorrows seem less daunting when there’s bread around. Warning: This bread can induce tears of joy. And let’s talk about the scent of freshly baked bread – it’s like free therapy right there. The aroma alone is enough to lift your spirits and make your day brighter.

Five Minute Artisan Bread


  • 1-1/2 tablespoons granulated yeast about 1-1/2 packets
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 6-1/2 cups unbleached flour plus extra for dusting dough
  • 3 cups lukewarm water about 100 degrees
  • Cornmeal optional, for dusting
  • Bread Flour I used @kingarthurflour


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the granulated yeast, kosher salt, and unbleached flour. Mix well.
  • Add the lukewarm water to the dry ingredients. Stir until the dough comes together and there are no dry patches. The dough will be wet and sticky.
  • Cover the bowl loosely with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel and let it rest at room temperature for about 2 hours. During this time, the dough will rise and develop flavor.
  • After 2 hours, the dough is ready to be used. You can bake it immediately or refrigerate it for later use. To bake, preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C).
  • If baking immediately, shape the dough into a round loaf or divide it into smaller portions for rolls. Place the shaped dough on a baking sheet dusted with cornmeal or lined with parchment paper.
  • Let the shaped dough rest for about 40 minutes while the oven preheats.
  • Just before baking, slash the top of the loaf with a sharp knife or razor blade to allow for expansion during baking.
  • Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  • Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack before slicing and serving.


Enjoy the bliss of freshly baked artisan bread in just five minutes of hands-on time. Feel free to get creative with your toppings or additions – the possibilities are endless! For more detailed instructions, you can find the recipe by googling “Five Minute Artisan Bread.” I also baked mine in a cast iron pot, but the recipe recommends using a super hot pizza stone. Happy baking!
Author: ChezChaya

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