Crusty Home Made Bread

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Crusty Home Made Bread

In this video I show you how to make this easy rustic bread recipe for delicious crusty homemade bread that tastes great!

Best of all this is a no knead dough recipe – quick, easy and delicious… the way I like to cook πŸ™‚

This is a simple and tasty vegan bread recipe that I like to make to go with soup or stews… or with some jam for a dessert toasty!

Crusty Home Made Bread
Servings Prep Time
1Loaf 5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
Votes: 10
Rating: 4.4
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20-30minutes 60-90minutes
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Servings Prep Time
1Loaf 5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
Votes: 10
Rating: 4.4
Rate this recipe!
20-30minutes 60-90minutes
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Servings: Loaf Units:
  1. For this recipe you will need a large mixing bowl and an oven tray lined with baking paper.
  2. First up, put the flour, salt and yeast in your mixing bowl and mix well.
  3. Next, add your water and gently stir through using the handle of your mixing spoon. When the mixture is thoroughly combined pull the edges toward the middle (see video), then cover the bowl ( I used a shower cap, but a tea towel would do) and let the mixture rise for at least one hour in a warm draft free area.
  4. Once the dough has risen switch your oven on to 210 degrees C or 420 degrees F. The dough will need to be pulled from the edges of the mixing bowl now so that you can work it into a loaf.
  5. Turn the dough out onto your baking paper covered tray and then decorate the loaf with your favourite toppings. I used some oats and a little dry flour. Then let the dough sit for another 20 minutes or until your oven is nice and hot.
  6. Once the oven is hot cook the bread for 20-30 minutes until it reaches your preferred crustiness and color!
  7. Serve the bread with your favourite condiments or your next meal - YUMM!
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By |2015-07-29T06:01:43+10:00March 3rd, 2015|Recipe, Videos|36 Comments

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Anja Cass is a popular vegan cook with a passion for creating healthy plant based recipes that taste amazing! Having lost over 50 pounds, beating early onset heart disease and having more energy than when she was 20, she is motivated to share her new lifestyle with you. Enjoy her delicious recipes to get you, your family and your friends on the path to healthy living!


  1. AJ McLean March 3, 2015 at 6:32 am - Reply

    What an easy recipe….I will make this for my family :o)
    I miss bread, but I can’t find a decent gluten free bread at the supermarket, nor can I find a recipe that doesn’t have a multiple ingredients list that costs and arm and a leg….
    Any thoughts Anja on gluten free bread?
    Thanks :o)

    • Anja March 16, 2015 at 10:08 pm - Reply

      Thanks AJ. I am yet to do a gluten free bread recipe… it is on my to do list and I will do a video on this soon πŸ™‚

      • AJ McLean March 28, 2015 at 7:33 am - Reply

        Thanks Anja, I did try a gluten free packaged mix from my health shop, but it still gave me stomach ache :o(
        so I look forward to your video when you get around to doing it!! Much appreciated!!

        • Anja March 29, 2015 at 9:58 pm - Reply

          Leave it with me πŸ™‚

  2. Barbara W March 3, 2015 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    Your recipes are always fantastic. Keep up the good work.
    Thank you!

    • Anja March 16, 2015 at 10:09 pm - Reply

      Thanks Barbara. Glad you like them πŸ™‚

  3. Emma March 30, 2015 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Oh heck Anja I think 2 cups of liquid was too much, my dough did rise but turned out as a sloppy mess, it then barely rose on the baking sheet.

    • Anja April 6, 2015 at 9:46 am - Reply

      Oh dear πŸ™ I use metric cups, maybe that makes the difference?? Also, it is very warm where I am so it does rise quite fast.

  4. Ivana Cavallo May 8, 2015 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    Hi Anja,
    I am a fond follower (from Norway) of your amazingly delicious and good-looking vegan recipes. I love bread but I am trying to cut off gluten and yeast for few months. So, I wonder if you have any gluten-and-yeast-free bread recipe that tastes great and can easily be made at home (?). Thanks in advance for any good bread recipe that you can recommend. Oh! I just read your comment from March 16, where you mentioned that you are “yet to do a gluten free bread recipe”. Many thanks!!!

    • Anja May 13, 2015 at 8:15 am - Reply

      Hi Ivana, I’m yet to make it πŸ™‚ Glad you like the recipes πŸ™‚

  5. Allison July 17, 2015 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    I am also looking for gluten free breads, cakes and muffins that taste descent. I am so glad that you are looking into a GF bread that would be wonderful to make sandwiches with. Keep up the excellent work!

    • Anja July 27, 2015 at 1:59 am - Reply

      Thanks πŸ™‚

  6. Karen July 22, 2015 at 12:37 am - Reply

    Hi Anja loved your bread recipe, l added some chopped walnuts turned out great. Also ordered your new cookbook can’t wait to get it. Thank you for making plant based vegan so easy πŸ™‚ x

    • Anja July 27, 2015 at 2:01 am - Reply

      So glad you like it Karen πŸ™‚ Enjoy the cookbook x

  7. Tamara September 3, 2015 at 11:22 am - Reply

    Hi Anja
    This bread looks delicious! The sound of you cutting the bread really made me want to try it so I will be making it this weekend. If you could share where you found your wood cutting board from I would really appreciate it, it’s really beautiful. Love your recipes thanks for sharing them.

    • Anja September 7, 2015 at 7:27 pm - Reply

      Glad you like the recipe Tamara. The chopping board is from a local arts and craft market.

  8. Edith September 16, 2015 at 7:10 am - Reply

    This is the easiest and quickest bread I’ve ever made (and I’ve made many in my long lifetime). I didn’t think one could make a bread this fast. I make it with all whole wheat and it turns out delicious! Hubby loves it too! Thank you <3

    • Anja September 24, 2015 at 11:39 am - Reply

      So glad you like it πŸ™‚

  9. Sabine October 3, 2015 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    Hi Anja
    I am new at making home made bread. Could you please tell me what wholemeal flour is ? Thanks so much. Love your recipes πŸ˜‰

    • Anja October 7, 2015 at 1:36 pm - Reply

      Wholewheat flour.

  10. Carla Parker November 16, 2015 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    Hi Anja,
    I tried this with a popular blend of organic gluten free flour and it was crusty on the outside and very gummy on the inside. The flavor is delicious though. I thought maybe I didn’t cook it long enough or put too much water, but after trying it a second time with adjustments, the same thing happened. Can you tell me how to make recipe this gluten free? (Just a side note – I am sensitive to coconut and corn, so I need something without those ingredients as well.) Thank you so much for your amazing website and videos! Awesome!

    • Anja November 18, 2015 at 5:06 am - Reply

      I haven’t tried making a gluten free version of this yet. If I get a chance I will have a play around with a recipe πŸ™‚ Have an awesome day!!

  11. Diana January 27, 2016 at 12:44 am - Reply

    I’ve tried this twice now with no luck. I used 2 cups wheat flour and 1 cup all purpose. Also added 2 tbsp of raw sugar. It barely rose at all. I’m in los Angeles and the weather is a bit cold. Could that be the problem?

    • Anja January 28, 2016 at 7:20 am - Reply

      Did you convert it to imperial using the conversion button on the website? Also, it may be that it is colder where you are and you need to let it rise longer.

  12. Ann February 29, 2016 at 12:26 am - Reply

    We are addicted to this recipe. Just two of us and I make it about twice a week. We like it just plain but may try adding some herbs in it at some point. I let it rise 1 1/2 hours to get a larger loaf and never fails. May even get rid of our bread machine now since this is so easy and healthy with no oil. By the way, our oven has a bread proofing setting which is what I use.

    • Anja March 3, 2016 at 1:12 pm - Reply

      That’s fantastic Ann πŸ™‚ Great to hear x

  13. Cathi April 2, 2016 at 1:02 am - Reply

    Not sure if you are still reviewing this recipe – hoping you can tell me if you think it would work using rye flour in place of the whole wheat? Just found you on the internet and have loved watching and reading!

    • Anja April 5, 2016 at 12:51 pm - Reply

      I haven’t tried it with rye flour. If you give it a go, let me know how it turns out πŸ™‚

  14. Lauire October 13, 2016 at 6:54 am - Reply

    Can you you use other flours? Chickpea flour or maybe a potato flour?

  15. John Ketterman October 31, 2016 at 3:29 am - Reply

    I used your recipe fot the bread but I added rosemary and green olives. Then instead of pouring it on a cookie sheet I used a loaf pan. It was great.

    • John Ketterman November 6, 2016 at 7:51 am - Reply

      Tried this a second time did’nt turn out right. need to keep trying

      • Anja November 7, 2016 at 3:18 pm - Reply

        What happened?

  16. John Ketterman December 3, 2016 at 7:53 am - Reply

    I think it didn’t cook long enough. next time I will not use parchment paper. i make this bread all the time it quick and easy.

  17. Melissa January 19, 2017 at 6:07 am - Reply

    could you make this in a loaf pan?

    • Anja May 18, 2017 at 8:57 pm - Reply

      Yes that should work

  18. Sally August 3, 2017 at 7:20 am - Reply

    Could you convert these to USA cups not imperial. Please

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