Simple White Crusty Bread Loaf

I’ve made a lot of food over the years, but never bread. It always seemed overly complicated. It wasn’t.  There is something about baking that I’ve never really enjoyed (apart from the eating).  I think it has to do with formulas instead of cooking by feel.  In any case, I wanted to put those feelings aside and try to make a standard loaf of crusty white bread.  It’s amazing that from only four ingredients (flour, water, yeast and salt) you can make something so delicious.  Proofed via sous vide and baked in a dutch oven.