Tuscan Bread Recipe

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Mary Published: February 18, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Tuscan Bread

With just 3 ingredients, you can make this authentic Tuscan bread in a little over an hour. It has a crisp crust & an airy crumb that pair well with soups.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Rise Time: 1 hour
Total: 2 hours 10 minutes



  • 1tspactive dry yeast
  • 2cupswarm water,(110 to 115 degrees F)
  • 5cupsall purpose flour,plus more for kneading, unbleached
  • oil,for greasing the bowl
  • cornmeal,for dusting the pan
  • water in a spray bottle,for misting


  1. The day before baking, dissolve ¼ teaspoon yeast in ⅔ cup warm water in a medium bowl and let stand until foamy. This will take about 10 minutes.

  2. Stir in 1⅓ cups flour and mix until blended.

  3. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature overnight.

  4. Lightly grease a large bowl with oil and add the dough.

  5. Turn the dough over so it is oiled on all sides.

  6. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand for about 1 hour until doubled in bulk.

  7. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

  8. Leave the pizza stone/tiles in the oven to preheat.

  9. With a clean razor blade or sharp knife, slash a tic-tac-toe grid on top of the dough.

  10. Slide the bread and parchment onto the pizza stone/tiles with a bread or pizza peel or place the baking sheet with the bread into the oven.

  11. Bake the bread for 15 minutes, misting the loaf every 5 minutes with water from a spray bottle

  12. Reduce the heat to 400 degrees F and bake the bread for about 25 minutes more until crusty and cooked through.

  13. Remove the bread and let cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.


  • Calories: 241.46kcal
  • Fat: 11.54g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.88g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.09g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.30g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.91g
  • Fiber: 1.12g
  • Sugar: 0.11g
  • Protein: 4.14g
  • Sodium: 32.09mg
  • Calcium: 29.32mg
  • Potassium: 44.18mg
  • Iron: 1.82mg
  • Vitamin C: 0.00mg
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