This Rustic Round Loaf Bread recipe will soon become your family’s favorite bread. It is so quick and easy to make, that you will want to make it every day!
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Rustic Round Bread
I love this rustic round loaf bread!! It is so easy and fun to make. I found this round loaf bread recipe online, but it just didn’t work out to fit my real food lifestyle. So I made some changes like adding honey and whole wheat flour to make it a little bit more real food. However, it does have white flour in it so I have to cheat a little when I do eat it. It just doesn’t taste right when it is 100% whole wheat.
I could make rustic round bread every day and my kiddos would be in bread heaven. I really love making round loaves! They are so easy to form and they raise so nicely. It is so simple to make this bread that I use it to hand out as gifts to neighbors. It makes two loaves so I can give one away and keep one for my family.
Quick and Simple Bread Recipe
This is the perfect recipe when you are short on time to make bread. Rustic round bread isn’t the quickest bread to make but if you start a little early it can be ready for dinner easily. It takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes for it to be ready to bake! This is a lot faster than most loaf bread so this is my go-to quick bread to make for dinner. I just time it right so that while the rustic round bread is rising I am making dinner!
It is so simple to make it into a round loaf and it raises so nicely every time! Rustic round bread is great for beginners too. It is a very forgiving bread even if you make a mistake it will still turn out great. Just remember it doesn’t need to look perfect. None of my loaves look perfect and why should they? If they are not shaped right that’s okay because it means they are homemade. All that matters is the amazing taste.
Rustic round bread goes with any meal
Rustic Round bread tastes so good to go with any meal and because it is so simple to make I do like to have it warm and fresh with dinner. I make it to go with pasta dinners or stews and it is even good dipped in soup. It is especially yummy toasted with a little honey on it for breakfast!! It can also be used to make paninis for lunch. This bread also freezes really well. Let it cool and cut it in slices then put it in a 1-gallon freezer bag. You can then just pull it out when you are in a hurry for dinner and don’t have time to make bread. It tastes just as good as when you took it out of the oven!
Rustic Round Bread Recipe
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
2 cups warm water (105 to 115 degrees)
3 cups whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons tahini
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons salt
2 to 3 cups spelt flour
In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Add the whole wheat flour, tahini, honey, salt and 2 cups of flour. Mix until smooth. Let it sit and rise for 20 minutes. Then add as much flour as you need until it forms a soft dough.
On a floured surface, knead until smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl. Put dough in and turn it over so the top of the dough is greased too. Cover and let the dough rise until double, about an hour.
Shaping the dough
Split the dough in half and shape into two 6-inch round balls. It can also be shaped into an oval and it turns out well too.
To form a ball just fold and tuck the dough so the top is smooth and round while you are holding the tuck on the bottom. It is super simple, hopefully, the picture shows a good enough example of what I mean. If not look at these instructions that I found.
Grease two baking sheet or a cast iron baking pan. Put one round dough ball on each baking sheet. Using a bread knife cut 3 slashes on the top of the dough. Cover and let rise until double, about 40 minutes.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 25 minutes. I have lowered the temperature of my oven because it cooks this bread too fast. So keep checking it and if the top is getting too brown, put tinfoil on the top cook it for 5 minutes, and check it again. When the bread is done brush with butter.
I just love the smell of homemade bread. It makes our home smell so good. Once your bread is done let it cool and enjoy this yummy bread fresh with dinner!! Cut and freeze the other loaf and you can enjoy it as toast or with another dinner.