• 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 ½ tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp everything bagel seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 ¼ tsp sugar or maple syrup
  • 2 ½ cups very warm water
  • *You will need a 6-7 qt cast iron Dutch Oven...I use this one 


In a bowl add all the dry ingredients and mix well, then slowly add the warm water and stir until well mixed.  The dough should be very wet and sticky.  Cover with a towel and let sit in a warm place for 2.5 hrs.

After the dough has risen, scoop it out onto a well floured surface, the dough will be very sticky and that's what you want.  Sprinkle the dough with ample flour and flour your hands then fold the dough from the bottom over the top until it holds its shape, it should only take 3-4 folds.  

Then in a clean bowl place a piece of parchment paper and gently lay your dough ball down into the bowl, over the parchment paper. Cover and let sit for another 30 minutes.


While the dough sits, place dutch oven with the lid into the oven and preheat at 450 for 30 minutes. When the thirty minutes are up, carefully take the dutch oven out and remove the lid.  Then carefully grab the parchment paper with the dough and place the dough along with the parchment paper into the dutch oven and place the lid on it and put back into the oven. 


Bake for 30 minutes, then carefully remove the lid with an oven mit, and let the bread bake for another 10-15 minutes.


Once done, carefully remove the bread from the dutch oven and allow to cool slightly before cutting.


Makes 6-8 servings.


  1. Keyana on April 15, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    Will this work with gluten free or nut based flour?

  2. Marita on April 16, 2021 at 5:49 am

    I do not have a Dutch oven what is another choice?

    • KJ on May 3, 2021 at 5:31 pm

      Same here….wondering as well.

  3. Sylvie on April 16, 2021 at 7:31 am

    Hi Kiki, That looks sooooo good!!!
    What would you use to make it whole grain?

  4. grace on April 16, 2021 at 7:54 am

    This looks amazing! thank you Kiki

  5. Rachel on April 16, 2021 at 8:18 am

    Thank you for this! I make one with European measurements so this makes life easier. I’m sure it’ll taste great.

  6. Ladonna on April 16, 2021 at 9:45 am

    Can this be converted to Gluten free? What GF flour would you exchange with?

  7. MICKI M COX on April 16, 2021 at 10:32 am

    What kind of flour?

    • Plantiful Kiki on April 16, 2021 at 12:05 pm

      Any all purpose flour should work.

      • Paula Randazzo on April 17, 2021 at 6:50 am

        Would King Arthur gluten free one to one flour work?

      • Kellzer on April 17, 2021 at 8:06 am

        Such an easy recipe and thankfully had all ingredients on hand. Bread is in the oven right now. Can’t wait to try it.

  8. Dena on April 16, 2021 at 10:32 am

    Cannot wait to make this bread, yummy.

    • Heather on April 16, 2021 at 2:30 pm

      I don’t have a cast iron Dutch oven but I do have a Pampered Chef clay baker with lid. Any idea if that would work?

  9. Lynn on April 16, 2021 at 11:47 am

    Making this bread right now sounds amazing I subbed half of the flour for whole wheat that I ground myself from wheat berries in my vita mix love your YouTube channels watch you all the time let you know how it turns out

  10. Tani on April 16, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    I don’t see the sugar / maple syrup in the instructions. Is it needed? If it is, would sugar go in with the dry ingredients, and maple syrup in with the water?

  11. Ramona on April 16, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    In my country isn’t everything bagel seasoning. Can I use something else instead or simply leave out? Thank you 😊

  12. Laura Spina on April 16, 2021 at 7:35 pm


    What if you don’t have a Dutch oven 🙁

  13. Jami Airhart on April 17, 2021 at 5:54 am

    Can you sub flour for oat flour or coconut?

  14. Yone on April 17, 2021 at 10:03 am

    I have a stoneware Dutch oven. I believe it is a 4 quart . Will that be large enough?

  15. Susan Cordell on April 17, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    Have you tried making the bread with gluten free flour?

  16. Frankie on April 17, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    So, I’m not a baker by any stretch of the imagination but I tried your recipe, followed the instructions to the letter and I accomplished the mission. The bread came out perfect. Great recipe and awesome flavor. Thank you for being such an inspiration and always willing to share your recipes. I appreciate your kind spirit and love your energy. You’re the best!!

  17. Katie on April 18, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    How do you measure your flour? Do you scoop and then level off the top or do you use a scale?

  18. Rhonda on April 20, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    Is there a way to make this without a Dutch oven?

  19. Kristin Henry on April 23, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    I made this last weekend for a get together and it was a huge hit. So delicious!!! Thanks, Kiki 🙂

  20. Emily Theisen on May 4, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    I made this! Salty but delicious. I used bread flour for a better rise. Thanks for the recipe. 👍

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