Chewy, Crunchy, and Delicious: Dutch Crunch Bread

It’s easy to get stuck in the same bread-baking routine, but why not explore something different and make a delightful Dutch Crunch Bread? Combining some of the best qualities of a hearty artisan loaf with a sweet and crispy twist, this bread offers a unique flavor and texture that will quickly become a favorite!

What is Dutch Crunch Bread?

This beloved delight is a traditional Dutch bread that typically has a crunchy topping on the outside, giving the bread its unique texture and appearance. It’s made with a combination of bread flour, salt, sugar, yeast, and warm water, resulting in an incredibly chewy, thick-crusted loaf.

The Unique Topping

The unique crunchy topping that sets this bread apart requires a few extra steps and some patience. The topping is a simple mix of rice flour, sugar, and yeast that is applied over the top of the dough before baking. The topping seeps into the dough as it bakes, creating the amazing crunchy texture that makes this bread so distinctive.

Baking the Perfect Loaf

Now that you know what goes into making Dutch Crunch Bread, it’s time to get baking! Here’s how to make this delicious bread in your own kitchen.