This bread recipe is delish and super easy to make! I was very impressed with myself and never will buy Artisan bread from the grocery again. I baked it in the dutch oven and it turned out perfect, the texture and flavor was amazing.
Here is what you need (Yields 2 round loaves):
6 1/2 Cups Flour
1 1/2 Cup Beer (warmed up in the microwave for about 30 sec)
1 1/2 cup of water
3 tbls Yeast
1 tbls Salt
In your mixer combine the warm beer and warm water, add your yeast and wait about 3-5 minutes until it is bubbly on top. Next add your salt and then half of the flour. Mix on medium speed with your dough hook attachment, scraping down the sides. Once combined add the rest of the flour and mix until your dough forms a ball. Take out of the bowl and knead dough on a floured surface for about 5 minutes. Until dough is soft, smooth and springy. Throw back into your bowl coated in olive oil, place a towel or plastic wrap on top and set in a warm area and let rise for 2 hours.
Pre heat Oven to 500 with dutch oven inside. Once your dough is done rising punch it down and divide into two equal rounds. Place one round into dutch oven and put lid on. Turn oven down to 400 degrees and bake for 20-25 minutes, then remove lid and bake for another 20 minutes. Repeat with other ball of dough.
I always love a fresh warm piece right out of the oven but if you wait to cut this bread until it cools completely the texture is amazing and holds better. and it’s easier to cut as well.