Try this easy and delicious Vegan Homemade Dutch Oven Bread, made with just 5 ingredients and ready in under 1 hour, perfect for a comforting brunch.
- Mix the yeast into the water and let it sit until it becomes frothy.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt by hand. Create a small well in the center and pour in the frothy yeast mixture.
- Mix the dough by hand, wetting your working hand first to prevent sticking. The water and flour will come together to form a rough dough that pulls away from the sides of the bowl. If the dough is too sticky, add small amounts of flour gradually. If it's too dry, add water slowly.
- Cover the dough and allow it to rise until it doubles in size (approximately 1 ½-2 hours).
- Uncover the dough and gently press your finger into it. It should indent and deflate slowly if it has risen properly.
- Using your hand or a rubber spatula, start from the rim of the bowl and fold the dough towards the center, rotating the bowl 90 degrees and repeating until all the dough has been gathered.
- Cover the dough again and let it rise for an additional 1 ½-2 hours.
- Once the dough has doubled in size, transfer it to a lightly floured surface.
- Dust a bit of flour over the dough and shape it into a loaf by folding it under itself several times and pinching the seams underneath.
- Place the dough, seam-side down, in a clean bowl that has been lightly coated with olive oil and dusted with flour.
- Cover the dough and let it rise for 1 hour.
- While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C) and place a 6-quart Dutch oven or a heavy cooking pot with an oven-safe lid inside the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- Carefully remove the hot pot from the oven and place it on a heat-safe surface.
- Gently turn the proofed dough onto a lightly floured surface and carefully transfer it into the hot pot.
- Cover the pot with the lid and return it to the oven.
- Bake for 45 minutes, removing the lid for the last 15 minutes of baking.
- Take the bread out of the pot, cover it, and allow it to cool for 10 minutes before slicing.
- Enjoy your freshly baked bread!
This Vegan Homemade Dutch Oven Bread recipe is a simple and easy way to create a delicious bread.
With just 5 ingredients, it can be prepared in under 1 hour.
It is perfect for brunch or as a comforting and kid-friendly snack.
The bread is dairy-free and suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
The recipe requires basic kitchen equipment such as a baking Dutch oven, as well as common utensils like a spatula, measuring cups, and a mixing bowl.
This bread is also low in fat and high in fiber, making it a healthy choice.
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