Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Crusty homebread for any occasion

Few items complement a pasta dish like a nice, thick slice of bread. My "crusty homebread" is so dense with flavor that you may not even want a pasta dish with it! The gritty texture is perfect sustenance for after a hearty trek through the woods. This bread is always a hit at parties: each slice is so fulfilling that we usually don't even finish the loaf by the end!

Crusty homebread is a snap and you'll be enjoying it for up to a week after baking.

  1. 4 cups whole wheat flour
  2. 1 cup lukewarm water
  3. 1/2 teaspoon yeast
  4. 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Set the oven to 400F
  2. Proof the yeast in the water
  3. Add salt and mix well
  4. Gradually add flour until you have a solid brick of moist flour
  5. Knead for 3 minutes
  6. Let the dough rise for 8-10 minutes
  7. Place the dough in the oven for 20 minutes, or until the crust starts browning
  8. Serve and enjoy immediately!


  1. Dude, have you ever considered merging this recipe with the recipe for insane choco mounds? Just imagine: Crusty choco mounds studded bread, wholesome, toothsome, and little bubbles of sweetness bursting at every other bite.

    Can't go wrong there!

  2. Genius! My neighbors will move out from jealousy.