Master Boule Master Bread Recipe

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This Master Boule Bread Recipe makes an easy to make bread that is a great choice for any meal.
15 minutes from master recipe DURATION
Bake 30 minutes COOK TIME
Let dough rise 40 minutes before baking PREP TIME
Makes 4 1-pound loaves. SERVINGS


  • This Master Boule Master Bread Recipe is made from a five minutes a day for fresh-baked bread technique, creating a moist-and-chewy-on-the-inside dough and a crispy crust on the outside.

    Master Boule Bread Recipe

    (Artisan Free-Form Loaf)

    3 cups lukewarm water
    1 1/2 tbsp granulated yeast (1 1/2 packets)
    1 1/2 tbsp coarse kosher or sea salt
    6 1/2 cups unsifted, unbleached, all-purpose white flour
    Cornmeal for pizza peel

    Makes 4 1-pound loaves.

    Highly Recommended by the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors:

    Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

    by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François (Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press, LLC, Copyright 2007). The MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors whole-heartedly offer a big fat stamp of approval to this incredible cookbook, which proves hands-down that there is enough time in life for baking, and that baking at home can save you hundreds every year. The recipes reprinted here give you just a taste of the numerous treats you’ll be able to create — deftly! — by mastering one simple technique. Check it out for all kinds of troubleshooting tips and many more mouthwatering recipes (Almond Cream Pastry, Chocolate-Raisin Babka or Homemade Beignets, anyone?).



French Boule master bread recipe, this basic bread dough recipe is used as the basis for other recipes from the book.