Homemade crispbread, quick and easy recipe

Today I present a quick and easy method to make your own homemade crusty bread. Homemade crusty bread is one of those things that brings me great joy. I have always found it fascinating that a food as common and well-known as bread can be created with just a few ingredients.

Homemade crispbread on cutting board

How many times do we happen to be at home and suddenly feel like we want to bread. During the pandemic, we all became bakers. Since the pace of life has returned to normal, our time is definitely reduced.

Therefore, today I am happy to share this quick and easy recipe for fresh, crispy homemade bread. You will only need 4 simple ingredients for this bread that is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

How many hours should homemade bread rise?

You want to make homemade bread but you don't know how much time you will need for the leavening? Unfortunately, there is no single answer since it depends on the yeast and the preparation you have to perform. However, there are a few tricks that apply to all bread recipes. First, you will have to make sure that your bread rises at a temperature of 25°C (50°F). This means you can put it to rise in a bowl near the heater or in the oven with the light on. Since bread needs 80 percent humidity you will need to cover it with a clean kitchen cloth moistened with warm water.

So we understood that The factors that influence the rising of bread are many, and usually the required duration ranges from 3 to 8-9 hours if you use a sourdough starter. With this recipe for homemade crusty bread you can cut the rising time in half to just 90 minutes.

How to combine this recipe

Bread is of course a food that often serves as an accompaniment or even a snack. Here you can find some ideas or hints on how to use/consume this bread.

Homemade crispbread

Recipes for making a ciabatta in a few hours
Prep Time1 hour 45 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: breakfast, ciabatta, breakfast, bread
Servings: 2 slippers
Author: LuvveLovesFood
Cost: low


  • 300 g 10.58 oz all purpose flour
  • 200 ml water
  • 5-7 g 0.25 oz dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • as needed salt


  • Dissolve yeast and sugar in 30-50ml (1 fl oz) of water (taken from total water)
  • Put the flour in a large bowl and make a hole in the middle.
  • Put the yeast in the center of the flour and start kneading gently with the help of a wooden spoon.
  • Add the water slowly, always mixing with the ladle. Then add the salt.
  • Stop when you get a smooth but still very wet mixture (if too dry, add water).
  • Cover the surface of the dough with plenty of flour. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and let rise for at least 90 minutes.
  • Place the dough on a floured baking sheet making sure to leave the floured surface facing upward.
  • Cut the dough in half, trying to give it a nice shape but touching it as little as possible.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 230°C (450 °F) for 30 minutes.

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