How To Bake Bread in a Dutch Oven

Baking Bread in a Dutch Oven via @theperfectloaf

Learning how to bake bread in a Dutch oven is the first task many undertake when embarking on their bread baking journey at home — myself included. Introducing steam in the home oven — a beneficial component in bread baking — can be a challenge, and a sealed pot makes this process simple and unassuming. During the initial stages of baking, steam is released from the dough itself into the sealed container which keeps the dough moist, this allows the bread to develop a crispy, shiny crust and attain maximal volume.