4 Ingredient Artisan Bread From Graham McHugh and Grandma Fish

Graham showing off his four ingredient artisan breadIngredients:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp yeast
  • 1 ½ cup warm water


  1. Stir flour, salt, yeast, and water until combined.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rest for 8-24 hours at room temperature.
  3. Turn dough onto a well-floured surface, form into a ball and let rest for 30 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, place a high sided baking dish into the oven and preheat to 450 degrees for 30 minutes.
  5. Cut ‘X’ across the top of the dough and turn into a hot baking dish.
  6. Cover dish (with lid or foil) and bake 30 minutes.
  7. Remove cover and bake 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Let cool and slice.

Additional Notes:

  • Crockpot crock with a lid will work fine.
  • I use my smaller of the 2 metal, ceramic lined, Dutch ovens.
  • Add herbs or dry Italian salad dressing to dough for a unique flavor.
  • Lately I have started turning the dough out onto floured parchment paper and then just lifting the paper and dough into the Dutch oven.

For a PDF of this recipe, click here.