This recipe for Rustic Crusty Bread is my go-to bread recipe whenever I have a hankering for warm bread. I love bread! I’ll eat it from anywhere, even a factory. I’m not embarrassed either. Sometimes all you need in life is a peanut butter and jelly or bologna sandwich using super soft white bread. The kind that sticks to your teeth with no nutritional value whatsoever.
But, homemade bread, warm from the oven, slathered in butter takes the cake in my book. Rustic Crusty Bread is also really good when toasted. I find that I usually need to run through my toaster cycle twice though.
This recipe is easy to make. It requires no kneading, no fancy mixers, and is pretty darn hard to screw up.
Trust me, I have yet to totally fail with this method. Update** I forgot to add salt once, the bread was edible, just really bland.
I may have struggled getting it shaped and dropped into my pan when I first started making this. Don’t worry if you struggle too, even if it’s ugly, it’s delicious. You will get better with it the more you practice and eventually it will be no big deal to whip up a quick loaf of bread.