Dutch Oven Sourdough Artisan Bread

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  • 1 cup sourdough starter (fed within 4-12 hours) (See my Sourdough Starter post here https://wp.me/pcOthW-a)
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 cups organic all purpose flour


  • Mix all ingredients in a stand mixer for 2 minutes on low (speed 1).
  • Knead for about 6-8 minutes (on speed 2).
  • Place the dough in a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Let it ferment for 8-12 hours.
  • Punch down the dough, shape it and put in a medium bowl or banneton basket, and cover with a kitchen towel.
  • Let it rise for one hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 500° F with the cast iron Dutch oven inside and the lid on.
  • Place the dough on parchment paper and in the Dutch oven.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the lid, lower the temperature to 450 degrees and bake for 10 more minutes.
  • Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes and slice.

Place the ingredients in the mixing bowl.
Cover with plastic wrap and let it ferment for 8-12 hrs.
Punch it down
Place it in banneton basket, cover with a towel and let it rise for 1 hour
Place on parchment paper and in cast iron Dutch oven and bake

I included flax meal for the added benefits of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, protein and antioxidants.

Crispy crust and soft on the inside

You can store the bread in a plastic container, wrapped around in a kitchen towel so that the bread can breathe.

Stand Mixer https://amzn.to/3bN7wJC 
Cast Iron Dutch Oven https://amzn.to/37WXeWe 
Organic All Purpose Flour https://amzn.to/3kCgSf9
Banneton Basket https://amzn.to/2ZU021U
Cutting Board https://amzn.to/3aWRyNM
Bread Knife https://amzn.to/3dZmRtn

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