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Crusty Loaf



12 slice(s)

  • 500 grams water, warm
  • 1 tablespoon sugar of choice (I use raw)
  • 2 teaspoons yeast (or 1 sachet)
  • 650 grams bakers flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Recipe's preparation

  1. Add ingredients in the order listed and mix together for 6 seconds on sp6.

  2. Set your thermie to knead for 2minutes.

  3. Remove dough into a well-floured/oiled thermomat or oiled bowl (cover) and allow to rest until it doubles in size which usually takes 20-45 minutes. *this dough is quite sticky so I spray oil my spatula when removing and give thermie a clean asap! 

  4. With a well floured bench or thermomat, gently press out your dough roughly into a rectangle shape about 2cm thick and then roll up like a scroll. If you like you can then fatten up the loaf by pushing it in using your hands on either side- let it rest again for around 20 minutes until the gluten has relaxed again and is soft. I gently roll the other way (using the narrow end), to give it some more height again before baking, and then pop it in a 190C oven for around 45 minutes until lovely and crusty.



Your nose should guide you when it is ready as it smells lovely as soon as bread is getting golden!  It should also sound hollow when you knock on it!


Don't short-change the sugar or salt- use your measuring spoons! Sugar helps the yeast to feed and salt helps with the awesome flavour!


This recipe was given to me several years ago, so not my recipe but I have no idea who developed it! As I am sick of emailing it, I have added it to the community so now it can be shared for all!


*TIMESAVER: try adding 10-20g more flour to the mix so it isn't as sticky. I have said to work with floured bench/thermomat but sometimes if I don't want the mess, I spray oil my thermomat (and hands) to work with the dough and it doesn't tend to affect the end result too much.

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  • I loved how simple this was to make!!!! I had a...

    Submitted by ebmartha1 on 1. July 2018 - 15:35.

    I loved how simple this was to make!!!! I had a group of boys try it and they loved it. However, it was a bit tasteless so maybe I will add more salt next time. It tastes fabulous with butter though! tmrc_emoticons.)
    I added more flour to the dough which made it very easy to work with so I would definitely recommend that!

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  • Just made this it has a brilliant crunch ...

    Submitted by LauraMiller on 8. June 2017 - 17:49.

    Just made this, it has a brilliant crunch!
    i followed previous comments about water and high temp for 5 mins although I have found it needs an extra 10 mins to be cooked properly. So easy Smile

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  • WINNER!...

    Submitted by Tiny on 14. April 2017 - 18:37.


    I can't believe I made it. Good Friday, thought would be tricky to find the right bread to accompany Thermo garlic prawns for entree for flash lunch for friends. Woo hoo, this is it!

    Mine was a bit more dense than I anticipated, any suggestions how to fluff it up? But, it did mop up all that garlicky goodness very well. A real hit.

    I did the water thing in the well of my oven, (it came with one for this & proving, only just discovered after 15 years since installation) and pastry brushed milk, scored with a knife and sprinkled with flour, blasted for 5 mins, then back to 190 for 40 mins.

    Next time I will reduce cooking time as it was a little dark, but, still delicious. And, crusty.

    Appreciate any advice on how to make it lighter. Less handling?

    Thank you you for sharing the recipe and all the helpful hints x

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  • Super easy and TASTY!!! Did the water trick and...

    Submitted by SarahBona on 14. February 2017 - 22:48.

    Super easy and TASTY!!! Did the water trick and had an awesome crust

    Added in an extra 20g of flour like tip suggested and it was a great consistency

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  • Good recipe! my father inlaw

    Submitted by AshyJade on 2. April 2016 - 19:55.

    Good recipe! my father inlaw is a baker and adviced me to wet a tea towel with hot water and place over the top as it helps it to prove, and it worked wonders. I do however think an extra few minutes in the oven is needed as my bread had a slight doughiness to it still after cutting, but only a smidge so wasnt anything major and still served it up warm with butter! 

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  • Thank you!! I keep meaning to

    Submitted by Leanne Sloss on 6. January 2016 - 02:49.

    Thank you!! I keep meaning to take a pic of the end result and I made one daily last week and do you think I remembered! It doesn't last long once it's out of the oven, that's for sure!

    Leanne Sloss @thekitchensoulmate

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  • This is the most requested

    Submitted by Teepea22 on 4. January 2016 - 09:15.

    This is the most requested bread in my house. Very yummy.

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  • Very impressed, delicious

    Submitted by Shaniqua on 30. December 2015 - 08:41.

    Very impressed, delicious bread.

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  • This recipe is great. I also

    Submitted by chooky25 on 6. July 2015 - 21:21.

    This recipe is great. I also followed the advice of previous posters and turned oven to highest temp for first 5 mins then reduced temp and put a tin of water in the oven underneath the bread. I also brushed with milk before baking....didn't read anything about that in recipe but just assumed that would be the case?? It is a very sticky dough but manageable if you oil your bowl well before leaving bread to rise. 

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  • Great recipe! I followed

    Submitted by Jacquelinie on 29. April 2015 - 17:44.

    Great recipe! I followed leiannabelle's tip and put a tray of water and preset the oven to it's highest temp and it turned out super crunchy on the outside and lovely and soft in the middle! 

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  • YUM!! Love this recipe.

    Submitted by Leiannabelle on 30. December 2014 - 12:13.

    YUM!! Love this recipe.

    Crusty Loaf Crusty Loaf
    I turned my oven up to it's highest setting for the first five minutes and I put a water filled tray underneath to get a super crusty loaf. Delicious.

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  • So quick & easy to make. The

    Submitted by annamuffet on 21. December 2014 - 16:24.

    So quick & easy to make. The only downside was how sticky the dough was, other then that it is delicious!!

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