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Easy 2 x 4 Bread

Bread so easy, anyone can make it!
Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 1 loaf


  • Mixer with dough hook, Dutch Oven with lid.


  • 4 cups All purpose flour
  • 4 tsp Everything seasoning optional
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 tsp Yeast
  • 2 tsp Salt


  • In the bowl of a mixer fitted with a hook attachment, pour the 2 cups water and 2 teaspoons yeast. Mix together and let rest for 4 minutes
  • Add the 4 cups of flour and mix on low speed for 4 minutes. Let the dough rest for 20 minutes.
  • Add 2 teaspoons salt and mix for 4 minutes.
  • Cover dough in mixer bowl and let rest for one hour.
  • With oiled hands lift dough out of bowl and round edges while creating a smooth top. Place into oiled dutch oven.
  • Wait a few minutes and re-shape dough ball again, trying to round top and sides.
  • Allow the dough to proof for another hour with the lid on. Sprinkle with everything seeds if desired.
  • After one hour place the dough into a pre-heated 400 degree oven and bake for 30 minutes with the lid on.
  • Remove lid and bake for an additional 10 minutes to brown crust.
  • Allow to cool before slicing.
Keyword yeast bread, everything seasoning